A bouquet of ripe pear, orange blossom, vanilla, crème brûlée, and roasted almonds fills the glass.
The bright and creamy palate boasts peach, honeysuckle, and a hint of cinnamon before giving way to a long and silky 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.
Whole cluster to press, cold Barrel-fermented, indigenous yeasts, 6 months to completion Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation
Aged 15 months in French Oak barrels, 59% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères.
Bright pale straw in color.