Medium bodied, complex and slightly off dry offering pronounced aromas of white flowers (gardenias/jasmine/honeysuckle), stone fruit/apricot kernels, yellow apples, lemon, hint of sage and warm earth, pineapple and brittle. The palate confirms aromatics with rich, luscious stone fruit (apricot/peach/white nectarine), pear, apple compote, floral with noted minerality, hints of hazelnuts and sweet citrus curd. The finish is pronounced with rich stone fruit, lemon verbena and jasmine. 106 cases produced.
Vineyard: Domaine Artefact Willow blocks 2, 3 and Blackbird block
Harvest: 1, 15 and 29 September 2021
Harvest Brix: 23.5, 24.6 and 26.2 respectively
Winemaking: all three blocks were picked early in the mornings and were whole cluster pressed, sent to stainless steel tanks where they were chilled to aid the separation of the juice from the solids. The second and third harvests were then racked to the stainless-steel tank that was fermenting. Fermentation temperatures were kept at 58-60 oF and total fermentation time was seven weeks. Racked off gross lees, the fine lees were stirred for seven weeks to produce more viscosity/texture.
Cases Produced: 106
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