assertive and refined wine shows exotic aromas of red cherry, boysenberry, plum, rose
petal, bergamot, clove, and sandalwood.
The mouth feel is pure and vibrant with notes of
earl gray tea and juicy black raspberries guiding towards a long and precise finish.
The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”.
Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry
size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer
finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2014.
Hand sorted, cold; no whole cluster inclusion
6 day cold soak, 18 days total maceration
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 70% new.
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères
Deep garnet in color.