2013 Uvaggio Antichi Viti
Besson Vineyard in Santa Clara
Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi
These 100 year old vines (hence the name Antichi Viti) were harvested in late Oct. After several days of cold maceration, the must was inoculated with a fruit enhancing yeast strain.
Immediately following fermentation and pressing, in early Nov the wine was filled to barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in cooperage, which was complete by mid Dec.
Early in the following year it was racked and aged for another seven months in older, neutral French oak.
Bottled in July 2014; 14.4% alcohol, pH 3.53 & TA 6.1 g/l
Fruity and engaging; with aromas and flavors of woodland strawberry and morello cherry, along with a hint of spice; nuanced, it has a subtle, elegant and slightly stony finish.