"A plush red, with an underlying sense of power to the concentrated and richly spiced flavors of dark plum, boysenberry and dried ginger. Notes of dried meat and soy emerge on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases imported." –Oct-16
This wine comes from vines of more
than 50 years. This lot has very deep soils, with predominance of loam and clay texture. There is also sand, improving significantly the drainage.
Winter began dry, without major weather events. Spring presented very good thermal amplitude. Between November and December some hail occurred with no damage reported. By the time of blooming, climate conditions were very good; flowers could successfully complete their cycle.
2 tons per acre fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks.
4 days cold soak; 32 days total maceration. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 3 months to
completion. 17 months, 65% new French oak barrels, 35% second use.