Made with grapes from 2015. Bright, reflecting the heat of the summer while remaining balanced. Fruit-forward, generous, and opulent, with silky texture. Discreet tannins.
Appellation: Vin de France
Grape varieties: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13% by vol.
Vineyard size: 5 hectares
Elevation: 175 meters, with light northern exposure
Average age of vines: 20 years
Farming: Practicing organic. Vines have been farmed organically since planting in 2001.
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: Whole-cluster maceration for 2-3 days, then pressed. Varietals blended directly following pressing. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. No fining. No filtration.
Aging: 12+ months in stainless steel. Bottled November 4, 2016.
Sulfur added: None
Production: 5,150 bottles