Partially fermented on 30% new french oak staves
Floral aromas with intense nectar of white lily, barley, cantaloupe melon, and caramel. The palate has more melon and lemon flavors with popcorn and a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Sourced from Ancient Lakes Wine Company 88%, Tudor Hills 12%.
Cases Produced: 7,772
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes and destemmed into the press, where each lot was processed on a champagne cycle. This is a slower press cycle that is extremely gentle on the fruit ensuring optimum fruit character is preserved. The juice was kept separate and partially fermented in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves. Once fermentation was finished, this wine was blended together to encapsulate the varietal character and highlight the harmony arising from the wood fermented portion.