2019 Original Vines Sémillon
WINEMAKING: Harvested at optimum ripeness and acidity, this wine was a prime candidate to ferment in barrel. A portion of this wine (60%) was kicked off by a spontaneous ferment in stainless steel, with a cultivated yeast driving towards citrus notes added 7 days later. The remaining juice was wild fermented in new French oak barriques, followed by a secondary malolactic fermentation in the same barrel. Lees stirring occured daily for the first 6 months of barrel aging. The two components were then blended together and aged another 2 months in tank.
NOTES: The resulting wine is a bold Chardonnay with tree fruit and oak notes framed by citrus infused acidity. This wine will continue to age for 6-10 years from the vintage. Notes of lemon, peach, and spice fill the glass while the palate showcases pineapple, fresh bread, and a hint French oak spice. Shellfish or hard cheeses will work well.
Product Profile: 2019 Original Vines Sémillon