Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Made in very small quantities for the spring and summer seasons ahead, this wine by winemaker Tres Goetting is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. This is a wonderful dry wine to keep on hand, chilled, for whenever the moment strikes you: with antipasti, picnic lunches, light meals of fish or fowl, spicy Asian foods, an array of cheeses or simply sometimes as the refreshing reset button after a long day.
The 2018 growing season saw cooler temperatures and moderate weather which allowed the grapes to ripen evenly. Because the Sangiovese grapes are picked at just 21 brix, we were able to patiently wait for the optimum ripeness and maintain the beautiful natural acidity in the grapes.
This wine was made using whole cluster pressed Sangiovese grapes. The winemaker used traditional vinification techniques to layer color, aroma and flavor. It was fermented in stainless steel barriques. The fermentation was slow and cool using a commercial yeast strain to enhance the fruit characters. Sur lees aged with batonage for body and texture.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
Vibrant color with aromas of guava, watermelon, Bing cherry, key lime, Bartlett pear, wet stone and herbs de Provence. There is a pleasing saliva-inducing tartness, and a savory gentle touch of red wine tannins. Best to drink in its first year of release.
Optimum serving temperature:
46 ° F – 58 ° F.