Notes of wild blackberries, luxardo cherries, plums, crème de cassis with hints of fresh spring flowers
This full bodied expression displays beautiful ripeness with elegant, very fine, well integrated tannins and a gorgeous silky texture.
The growing season was extremely steady with moderate temperatures throughout the year. We had a very even bloom with verasion finishing swiftly, resulting in healthy balanced yields. Lower than normal temperatures late in the season without the threat of rain, allowed for extra high time with harvest commencing in late September and stretching out over four weeks.
Fermentation took place in small fully jacketed stainless steel fermenters after a 48-hour cold soak at 55°F. The stainless steel fermenters showcase the purity of the fruit while preserving the freshness and allowing the terroir to shine. Maceration lasted 8-14 days at a maximum temperature of 92°F. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel and finished up in late winter. The wine was aged in 50% new oak and 50% one-fill oak barrels with minimal racking for 18 months before bottling.
Opaque purple in color