2016 Albarino

$25.00

 

I picked the grapes in two separate picks to achieve the desired balance of acid/texture/brix. On the first pick I had some skin contact which added a dimension to the wine. The wine has an appealing lush quality balanced by a mouthwatering acidity.

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

Edna Valley

From grapes harvested on 8/31 & 9/3, 2016

Average Brix 23.8

Average pH 3.08

Average TA 8.5

2016 was a challenging year for Albariño at SLV. The pH was very low in relation to the overall brix.   I picked the grapes in two separate picks to achieve the desired balance of acid/texture/brix. On the first pick I had some skin contact which added a dimension to the wine. The wine has an appealing lush quality balanced by a mouthwatering acidity.

Two-thirds of the grapes were whole cluster pressed and settled then racked into stainless steel tank and neutral barrels for fermenting. One-third of the fruit sat on the skins for a couple of days. The wine took quite a while to ferment to dryness, probably due to the low pH. Finally, in March the different lots of wine were blended together.

625 cases.

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