A very limited release from our library, only a few bottles remain. 2016 was an outstanding year. Very ripe fruit on the nose with dark plum, cherry and some floral character. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and richness, supported by silky texture and polished tannins. An absolutely delicious wine.
We are very passionate about this variety with a portion of it growing on our unique 45 degree roasted slope. Very low cropping levels with the warm days and cool nights characteristic of this region, produce a rich, full-bodied wine with velvety tannins, spice, and great finesse.
With little intervention, our winemaking is entirely geared toward expressing the unique landscape in which the fruit is grown.
Fermentation is in small vats with indigenous yeast, and plunged by hand. The wine is then stored in French oak barriques for 10-18 months, during which time it undergoes malolactic fermentation.