This wine opens with aromas of ripe golden apple with white peach and notes of sweet oak. On the palate, apple and pear characters are balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean, with appealing mineral notes. This is a versatile pairing wine—we enjoy it with a wide variety of seafood, chicken and fresh pasta recipes.
The season began with ample rainfall to fill the soils. A mild summer provided plenty of sunshine for grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, with foggy mornings preserving freshness in the fruit as it languished on the vines.
We harvested the grapes by night in small batches as they reached maturity. Night harvest yields fruit that is still cool from the evening temperatures. We pressed the whole grape clusters, then transferred the juice into French oak barrels to ferment. In order to achieve maximum fruit expression, we aged the wine on its yeast lees for eight months with intermittent stirring to enhance texture and boost complexity.