Potek are another new discovery for us. The winery was only started as recently as 2015 by the talented David Potter. His wines are mainly aged in neutral oak and are treated as naturally as possible, with no fining or filtration before bottling. The Demetria Vineyard Grenache comes from a picturesque stretch of rolling hills in Santa Barbara County, a region which is widely regarded as one of the most exciting in California with many young, and gifted winemakers working hard for ever increasing quality. The vineyard is farmed biodynamically, grapes are hand harvested, and the production is tiny, less than 100 cases!
This is an elegant, perfumed yet complex wine, with cherry and berry fruit flavours as well as aromas of violets and meaty notes and subtle spices. The silky tannins are well balanced with good acidity. An exquisite wine!