Nose

Boasts intriguing aromas of baking spices, Anjou pear, white peach, and exotic hints of ginger.

Palate

Concentrated, rich and vibrant on the palate, layers of juicy fruit are underpinned by refreshing acidity.

Growing Conditions

2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality. Clonal Selection: Wente

Harvest

Hand-harvested, picked at night.

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.

Winemaking

 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field  Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 7 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation

Aging

Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 65% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, and Remond.

Appearance

A pale straw-hued wine.