aromatics of orange zest, sandalwood, violets and Oolong tea.
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.
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.
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015
Whole cluster to press, cold
Barrel fermented, indigenous yeasts, 5 months to completion
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage.
Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, and Louis Latour
A vibrant golden hue.