The aromatics are enthralling: kirsch, black plums, grilled herbs, wild flowers, hoisin, nutmeg, star anise, and blackstrap molasses.
he richly fruited palate with accompanying savory elements captures one’s attention and interest. The primary fruit flavors of framboise, kirsch, and black plum are nicely counterbalanced with notes of white pepper, smoked game, bacon fat, baking spices, and black truffle. The finish is very long, and echoes notes of wild flowers, Asian spices, black truffle, and bacon fat.
Unfined and unfiltered.
Cold soak 153 hours; Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation.
Aged sur lie for 14 months in French Oak; Oak profile is 60% new French oak (Troncais) and 40% neutral French oak. Racked once prior to bottling.