After 7 days of cold soak, whole berries are fermented in both an open top fermenter and new barrels. It is aged in 100% French oak (60% new) for 14 months and bottled without any fining and filtration.
Followed by a very challenging vintage of 2020, we were so relieved to have a healthy vintage of 2021. And 2021 turned out to be a spectacular vintage. The bud break started a bit late but benign, dry weather throughout the growing season enabled grapes to develop intense flavor. There was no heat spell after the veraison and this dry condition gave us an opportunity to pick grapes at ultimate maturity levels. This vintage brings balance and complexity to the wine.
Intense aromas of raspberry, violet, a hint of cherry, rose-petal, and seductive bouquets of cedar, white pepper, and caramel. Flagrant entry. Stylish, refreshing red berry flavor quickly expands on the palate. Vibrant acidity and silky mouthfeel melt into an elegant, long finish. A hint of sweet oak and spice notes add nuance and complexity.
Pure and intricate.