Exhibits classic Sangiovese notes of bright berries, vanilla oak and a touch of earthiness.
Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape in Italy and has a good foothold in California and South America. It is best known for Tuscan and Chianti wines. Our Catapult Vineyard, situated in the Petaluma Gap within the Sonoma Coast appellation, is blanketed with fog beginning in April and throughout the growing season. The fog can linger until noon on some days ensuring a cool and long growing season. Our Sangiovese is planted in the lowest part of the vineyard, which also contributes to its late harvest date ensuring fresh fruit and brilliant acidity.
Our Sangiovese grapes are often the last to be picked each year. They were destemmed with minimal crushing and then transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. They were allowed to start fermentation naturally, ensuring a long and complex fermentation. Grapes were pressed and the wine was transferred to a settling tank. Within a few days the wine was racked and moved to French oak barrels for 15 months of aging.