Aromas of Granny Smith apple, citrus and orange blossom that carry through over a viscous, firmly‐structured palate.
Notes of lemon custard and white flowers add complexity, with oak playing a supporting role. Subtle impressions of nutmeg and minerals lengthen an elegant finish.
2008 began with an exceptionally dry spring and early bud break. Frosts in April significantly lowered cluster counts. Weather stabilized and warmed through summer, with warmer temperatures continuing through harvest. A smaller crop of high quality fruit was able to ripen fully and evenly, developing an excellent balance of sugars and acid. Overall, the 2008 wines are bright and expressive with well‐articulated flavors.
Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2010.
Whole cluster, direct to press, cold Barrel‐fermented with indigenous yeasts; 7 months to completion Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 16 months in Damy and François Frères French oak barrels; 61% new. Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.
Crystalline pale straw color.