Brimming with tropical freshness. The aroma is reminiscent of citrus fruits accompanied by notes of honeydew melon, white peach, green apple, kiwi and a hint of lemongrass.
Flavors of citrus, melon and green apple mingle in perfect harmony. This wine has balanced fruit and brightness, refreshing acidity and a long, clean finish.
Abundant winter rains helped refresh the groundwater and our reservoirs after several years of drought. The vines responded to the moisture with abundant growth. The summer had a few heat spells, during which we employed shade cloths, water and canopy management, to preserve the fruit. The harvest was warm and came a bit early with slightly below average yields.
60% stainless steel fermentation at 50-62° F for 14 days and 40% barrel fermentation at 68-72° F for 7 days. No malolactic fermentation
Barrels: Stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels Aged in Barrel: 47 days
Brilliant green-straw colored.