Nose

This wine entices with aromas of white tea, lime meringue, and crème brûlée.

Palate

The creamy palate boasts rich flavors of orange marmalade and with a hint of baking spice leading to a long, refined, mineral driven finish.

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, 6 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation

Aging

Aged 15 months in French Oak barrels, 63% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, and Gauthier

Appearance

Iridescent pale straw in color,