2006 Proprietor’s Reserve French Cuvée
Following in our deep “rooted” tradition of Burgundian-style winemaking….
Keith Rutz went directly to France to develop this “Village” style
Proprietors Reserve French Cuvee. The grapes were harvested in France,
fermented in old world style open top fermenters and punched down daily to
extract the cap and the flavors of true Pinot Noir. The vineyards for this
wine hail from the cooler region of Limoux….in the south of France. Brought
to California across the water, the wine was aerated several days to
thoroughly open up the tannin structure and create a softer, more
approachable wine to the pallet. We then barreled down the wine into our
French barrels giving the cépage a bit of sweet toast on the finish. Voila!
A creation of our own that is “VERY EARTH BOUND”! The commitment to staying
the course of our Burgundian profile … is well planted in this wine.
Tasting Notes: An aromatic nose of black cherry with hints of cola, tea and spice. The pallet is full of earth, yet soft and approachable … with a touch of sweet toast on the finish.
Harvest Dates: October 2009
Alcohol : 13.8%
Total Acid: 0.55 g/100ml
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