95-97 Points

94-95 Points

Harvest Date September 26th

Growing Season A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.

Winemaking

Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 4% whole cluster inclusion
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
5-day cold soak, 17 day maceration
Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 50% new
Coopers: Francois Frères, Cadus, Damy
Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2017