VARIETAL: 100% Cordisco (Montepulciano)
VINEYARD: Finca Victoria; 3,500 ft altitude; low trellis system
FARMING: Organic with clover cover crop; double guyot pruning; hand harvested into 40 lb cases first week of March
WINEMAKING: Whole grape cold maceration for 4 days. Fermentation with native yeasts on the skins in concrete eggs with 4 daily punch-downs at controlled temperatures. Malolactic fermentation in the concrete egg at controlled temperatures.
AGING: In concrete eggs without epoxy
BOTTLING: September 7th.
TASTING NOTES: Soft cherry red color, with subtle hints of pink. Aromatic nose of fresh blueberry, cherry, blackberry and plum with layered notes of cassis liqueur, oregano and sage. Balanced and refreshing on the palate with soft, well integrated tannins and an extended finish.
247 cases made.
RATINGS: 92 Tim Atkin (2017)