The wine entices with a bouquet of
fresh pear, yellow jasmine, honey suckle and rainwater.
The palate is pure and vibrant with
layers of tangerine, apple pie and crème caramel. The mineral-driven finish is a signature
characteristic of this vineyard.
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
Clonal Selection: Wente
Hand-harvested; picked at night
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2014.
Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts; 6 months to completion
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in French Oak barrels; 57% new; Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage;
Coopers: Cadus, Francois Frères, Remond, Gauthier
Rich golden hue in color.