2013 was a good year for growers, as the yields were high and the quality was very good. Nice cool mild summer, low wind spring, so a great set. No rain, no frost, and no storms – amazingly. Summer arrived with little fog and perfect clear warm (not hot) days allowed for slow grape development retaining natural grape acidity resulting in low alcohol wines with rich concentrated varietal flavors.
Fermented in combination of 500 liter heads off French oak puncheons and 400 liter open top insulated fermenters.
Aged in half new Françoise Frères and half new Ermitage French oak barrels