About the wine
Harvest August 30September 15, 2017. Clusters destemmed and gently pressed at night to extract freshness and acidity while avoiding astringent phenolic character from the skins. Inoculated and fermented 13 days in 61% new French oak barrels and 39% in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation limited to only 27% to ensure that aromas were not masked by a buttery component. Five weeks of sur-lie aging (in both stainless steel and barrel) to bring a touch of creaminess to the mid-palate. No bâtonnage was performed to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and flavors. French oak barrels from six coopers were chosen based on grain tightness, low tannin potential and light toast levels, allowing for the purity of the fruit to shine. 6 months in 100% new French oak. Double-sorting of grapes; many press cuts to preserve the free-run juices pure flavors. June 2028, 2018. Fined and filtered before bottling.
A nice balance of delicacy and deliciousness. Inviting aromas of honeysuckle and lemon peel lead to bright flavors of stone fruits and citrus. The palate is elegant yet succulent, with layers of oak-laced lemon, pears, quince and white peachall supported by uplifting acidity. Its crisp, citrusy finish lingers on the palate, enticing you to take another sip. Tastes like springtime in a glass. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022.