The Royal Nonesuch Farm
Notes: This is the wine we set out to make when we planted the Royal Nonesuch Farm. It is suspenseful — with an elegant and sultry nose but a powerful and luscious texture. An absolutely stunning bouquet of violets, raspberries, black pepper and anise introduce this seductive wine. The palate swaggers with flavors of blackberry, cocoa, chaparral and lavender as it evolves into a seamless, round, yet bright finish that lasts for days (if we could just keep from drinking it all tonight).
Blend: 48% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Graciano, 2% Clairette Blanche
Vineyard: 100% Estate – York Mountain.
Fermentation: Cold soaked for 7 days with twice daily pumpovers, then wild fermented in concrete tanks and foudre with daily pumpovers or delestages. 17 days of total maceration. Fermented with 40% whole clusters. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Cooperage & Elevage: Aged for 18 months in used 500L, 320L and 225L barrels.
Alc: 14.8% | pH: 3.82 | TA: 5.6 g/l
Bottling Date: April 2nd, 2019
Cases Produced: 327