95% Barbera - Leventini Vineyard
3% Barbera - Firefall Vineyard
2% Charbono - Arrastra Vineyard
95% Lodi AVA
Our mature vines are grafted to an old clone which has been cultivated in California since around the 1880’s.
We used a yeast strain isolated in Barolo and immediately following the alcoholic fermentation and pressing, we filled the wine to barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in wood. It was minimally handled and racked just once during winter. Total aging in cooperage was eight months and it consisted of 24% new French oak, 30% once used French oak, with the balance in fairly neutral French oak.
Bottled in Jul 2015; 14.2% alcohol,
pH 3.39 & TA 7.1 g/l
Full, rich and structured; with aromas of toasty oak and ripe berries, plus flavors of stone fruit like cherry and plum; it possesses a complex finish.