Racines is a new collaboration between two titans of French wine, (Étienne de Montille and Rodolphe Péters), and Tyler's Justin Willett. The project is a first venture beyond France from these two greats, and represents the coming together of all that is wonderful about Burgundy, Champagne and California.
These wine confirm something many have long suspected: that if you are looking to make exceptional cool-climate, french-style wines in the new world, the Santa Rita Hills is the place.
From a portion of the original plantings dating back to 1971, making these the oldest vines in the Sta. Rita Hills. Thin soils, lots of shale and chert and gently north facing.