Varietal: 100% Lemberger
Production: 56 cases, 48 magnums, 10 jeros
Viti/Vini: 2013 was a challenging year, with an autumn that quickly turned rainy . This made our focus on hand-sorting more important than ever, and after cutting our teeth on the challenges in 2011, we were better prepared and more proactive in handling the vintage. Hand-harvesting was one of the keys to this vintage, and sorting allowed us to retrieve some beautiful fruit with amazing aromatics. The successes of our 2013’s are truly a tribute to the amazing growers we work with, and to the hard work they put in. Hand-harvested and hand-sorted, before manual crushing with 100% whole cluster fermentation. Spontaneous ferment, with no additions or additives, and no SO2 until malolactic finished. After basket pressing and a short settling, the wine was aged in neutral 500 liter French oak for 16 months.
Tasting Note: Amazingly aromatic, with floral and tart black fruit aromas. Violets, cocoa, blackberries, brambles, pepper, smoke, and minerals all combine on this nose to make a beautifully aromatic wine that is light on it’s feet and fresh on the palate. Super delicious, bright and focused, the tannins are soft and the acid is mouth watering.