2022 Reserve Nero d'Avola 750ml

2022 Reserve Nero d'Avola 750ml

Alexander Valley

Available for purchase starting 8/9/23.

Full Winemaker Notes Coming Soon.

Block 15 Terrace:  It started as Merlot , we replanted to Malbec and then the 2019 fire consumed the young vines. Inspiration struck and we planted Nero D Avola ,the Sicilian superstar.

Vintage 2022  Perfect until the Labor Day heat wave. Then is spite of its tender age the Nero stood fast in the heat. Yes- it got ripe, but stayed plump and retained its acidity. We picked it on September 12th at 28.5  Brix.

Winemaking: Easy does it. Eschewing S02, we pitched with non- sach yeast. Then fermented at a moderate fermentation temperature using  our gentle, juice only pumpover technique to retain suppleness

Technical: Ninety nine percent Nero, one percent Malbec, we are aging on lees in 77% neutral French oak, 12% terracotta amphora and 11% new fine grain French oak.  Bottling is scheduled for summer 2023. We will produce 210 cases.


Tasting Notes: Our Nero has aromas and flavors of  Bing Cherry , raspberry kefir, Bergamot, cocoa, clove, fresh cedar leaf and  Macha . it  These flavors linger deliciously , framed in silk and spice .( Tasted 7-31-23)


Variety: 98% Nero d'Avola, 2% Malbec

100% Alexander Valley

8 months 12.5% New Colbert.

Harvest 9/12-9/16/22

28.5 Brix,

0.61 TA,

pH 3.67.

11 days skin contact

199 cases bottled on 6/28/23


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