Nose

Lifted aromatics of orange zest, sandalwood, violets and Oolong tea.

Palate

The wine fills the mouth with flavors of fleshy peach, lemongrass and ginger spiced pear which carry through to a mineralladen finish that lasts for minutes.

Growing Conditions

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.

Harvest

Hand harvested at night.

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015

Winemaking

 Whole cluster to press, cold  Barrel fermented, indigenous yeasts, 5 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation

Aging

Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, and Louis Latour

Appearance

A vibrant golden hue.