Viticulture: Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Vinification: Destemming of grapes followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days.
Aging: Aged sur lies in 3-4 year old French oak barrels for 10 to 15 months.
A brooding nose features notes of dark cherry and earth where the latter element is also reflected by the delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that display touches of rusticity and austerity on the balanced finale. While this could easily be enjoyed now I believe that it will benefit from 1 to 2 years of bottle age to flesh out and better harmonize after the recent bottling.