A bright bouquet of violets, wet stone, and pencil shavings. Full-bodied and concentrated, yet balanced and structured. Blackberry and plum fruit with savory tones of charcuterie, iodine, black olive, and clove. Ample tannins without being overpowering. A rich, velvety, and generous finish elevated with lively natural acidity.
The fruit was harvested and sorted by hand in mid September with about 100% of the fruit left as whole cluster. Feral primary and secondary fermentations were employed with only yeast hulls and oxygen used to aid fermentations. A 3-day cold soak was used as was extended maceration with the wine staying on skins for approximately 24 days.
If you have the patience, hold for at least 2 years from release. Decant prior to enjoying. Priced responsibly, we hope you’ll agree this wine drinks well above its price point.
In 2018, we used extended barrel aging of 20 months in all French oak, approximately 40% of which was new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.