The fruit for this wine was sourced from Norman’s vineyard on a south-facing slope running along Harrisonville Road. This own-rooted vineyard has produced some of the best wines our estate has ever bottled. However, typically, Norman’s only produces exceptional fruit every other year.
2019 was one of those years so we elected to bottle the wine on its own.
Handpicked, destemmed, and hand sorted into open top tanks. Fermented on skins with daily pumpovers and /or punchdowns. A two week post-ferment maceration further extracted tannin from the ripe fruit, balancing the structure of the wine. Drained and pressed to settling tank before barreling down and completing malolactic fermentation in 20% New French oak.