GEEKY WINEMAKING STUFF:
The soil consists of limestone, shale and duplex with sandy top layers & granite that contains both Hutton and clovelly on the top of the foothills and loamy gravel soils lower down.
Vines range from 8-20 years old.
Grapes were harvested by hand in the cool early morning hours.
A combination of punch-downs and pumpovers were performed regularly during fermentation to facilitate the extraction of color, tannins and fruit aromas. Following fermentation, the tanks were drained and the skins gently pressed.
Approximately 25% of the wine was aged in a combination of 225 liter and 300 liter French oak barrels for 12 months. The remainder was aged in stainless steel tanks.