This wine has pristine aromas of crisp apple, lemon peel, rain water and apricot tart.
The opulent palates is framed by layers of
caramel, fig tart, and notes of all-spice, balanced with racy acidity that leads to a long, flinty
2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring
led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through
bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July,
resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013
vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.
Clonal Selection: Wente
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015
Whole cluster to press, cold
Barrel fermented, indigenous yeasts, 4 months to completion
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation
Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 58% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage.
Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, and Seguin Moreau
Deep golden straw in color.