2011 Triangle Carignane

2011 Triangle Carignane


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Varietal Information
100% Carignane

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History

Carignane is such an important part of our Geyserville that it is rare to have enough for a separate bottling. This is the first separate bottling from the hundred and ten-year-old Triangle block on the same stretch of gravelly soil that defines the entire Geyserville vineyard.


Vintage

Harvest Date: 29 September
Grapes: Average brix 23.0˚
Fermentation: Natural primary and secondary; 100% floating cap, full pump-overs; pressed at seven days.
Barrels: 100% air-dried american oak barrels (37% two and three years old, 63% four and five years old.)
Aging: Fifteen months in barrel


Growing Season

Rainfall: 40 inches (above average)
Bloom: Late May
Weather: Wet spring and cool summer, with no sustained heat spells.


Winemaking

Hand harvested, sustainably grown grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria; 21 mg/liter calcium carbonate added to moderate high natural acidity; minimum effective sulfur (35 ppm at crush; 55 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe cherry together with exotic oak and gravelly minerality. Flavors of bramble fruit with lively acidity, medium body, and a sweet oak finish. Very layered and complex.

Tasting Notes and Reviews
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