Blend Composition | 100% Sagrantino
Harvest Date | October 22
Finished pH | 3.95
Finished TA | 5.48 g/L
Alcohol by Volume | 14.1%
Production | 103 cases
The 2019 growing season was a roller coaster that kept us on our toes, but resulted in beautiful wines. Spring precipitation persisted through bloom and berry set, but the weather had little impact on our yields. As summer progressed, our typical heat spikes failed to appear, allowing berry flavors to develop slowly, and leading to one of our longest harvests on record. We picked at optimal ripeness and are thrilled with our young wines.
Our Sagrantino was hand-picked and destemmed into a small open-top fermentor. The must was gently punched down throughout the 14-day maceration. The fermented wine went into once-used French oak barrels for 18 months maturation before bottling.
With its beautiful carmine red shade, our Sagrantino is as graceful as it is intense. This wine is deep and savory. Exotic aromas of sandalwood, teak, and star anise support notes of black raspberry and Santa Rosa plum. Firm tannins are approachable now and will become more refined with time in your cellar. The finish is long and complex and will reward contemplation. This wine will improve with up to ten years of cellaring, and hold for another ten.
This wine will complement your favorites from the grill: Portobello caps, lamb chops, zucchini with red onions and leeks. Look to more unusual flavorings such as a cocoa-chile rub or five-spice powder to enjoy it to the fullest.
- Matt Reid, Winemaker