Despite a lot of rain at harvest, cool temperatures meant there was fewer botrytis in 2016 than in 2015. 2016 is one of the coolest years in recent times. The wines are very promising, fresh-tasting, lower in alcohol, and higher in acidity than in usual years.
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Rhone Red Blends
Cuvee des Cadettes is not a selection made in the cellar but a wine crafted from a unique 20 acre vineyard planted with 85 to 100 year old vines. This Cuvee is a cofermentation of hand harvested and hand sorted grenache syrah and mourvedre. The cuvasion begins with cold pre-fermentation maceration lasting 12 – 24 [...]
Italy - Tuscany and Piedmont
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Grape Varietals: Syrah. Agricultural Method: Organic Sustainable Vegan. Vinification: 25% one year old French Oak Puncheon. 30% whole cluster fermentation. Gravity racked twice. 100% Native yeast fermentation.
Typically Bordeaux but with generous fruit and no harsh tannic characters or astringency that is the feature of many inexpensive wines from the region.