The fruit for this wine came from our estate Huerhuero Vineyard located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Planted as a trial, we soon discovered that this Italian grape variety responded extremely well to our terroir and wanted to give it its own showcase.
The grapes were hand harvested at night in an effort to preserve the fruit’s fresh flavors. After pressing at the winery, the juice was moved into stainless steel tanks where half was warm fermented at 65°F and the other half cold fermented at 55°F for 15 to 17 days. Once dry, the warm fermented part was then transferred
to neutral French oak barrels where it was aged for four months. The cold fermented part remained in tank to age.
Enjoy now through 2016.
- Color: Light straw
- Aroma: Ripe pear, cantaloupe and citrus
- Taste: Rich and intense with notes of tangerine and a persistent bouquet
- 88 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November/December 2012