|Varietals: 72% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification Method: The grapes are hand harvested and slowly pressed. Only indigenous yeast are used and very little sulfites are added to the wine. The grapes undergo an extended pre-fermentation in addition to a long cold maceration, thus extending the length of the fruit present on the palate. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines are fermented separately in enamel-lined tanks. The wine is blended and then bottled unfiltered nine months later.
Tasting Note: Deep garnet in the glass with deep plum, fresh currant and blackberry on the nose. Red and black fruit dominate the vibrant palate. The wine is fruit forward and youthful it also possesses buoyant acidity and succulent tannins.
Pairing: Works well with char-grilled burgers, grilled chicken or beef, roasted vegetables, cassoulet, and dried meats with aged cheeses.