Baked pastry and lifted white peaches. Classical palate balance of ginger spice, rich stone fruit, tight acidity and some green phenolics. Delicate, elegant and extremely complex.
Grapes are hand-harvested into small crates, with selection and sorting occurring in the vineyard. Basket pressed with a degree of juice oxidation, reducing primary fruit character, while enhancing complexity and stability for mid-term ageing. Cold settled before spontaneous fermentation in new 225L and old 500L French oak barrels. Aged in stainless steel, with extended solid contact and autolytic impression preferred to lees stirring. Malolactic fermentation. Aged in equal parts 4th year 500L barrel and stainless steel, with extended solids contact. No fining, bottled the following April with light filtration.