This wine has a gorgeous bright purple red color. The nose jumps out at you with aromas of fresh cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, violets, rose, and a touch of forest floor.
The 2019 Sangiovese comes from our grapes grown in the Petaluma Gap. The 2019 growing season was ideal with a fairly standard bud break leading into a warm year with consistently warm weather and mild heat fluctuations for a great growing season. Harvest weather was mild with no rain events allowing the grapes to be picked at ideal ripeness late in October.
These grapes were destemmed and allowed to naturally ferment in a traditional closed top fermenter where it was pumped over twice a day to extract the best tannin until it went dry after about a week, and then was only pumped over once a day to allow the wine to slowly mature and soften on skins. After two weeks the wine was pressed off skins and was transferred to neutral puncheons (large barrels typical of Chianti Sangiovese producers). No new oak was used on this wine to keep it fresh and vibrant, there was no fining either. It was racked once after 8 months and then back into puncheons to soften the tannin and then after a total of 12 months in puncheon, it was racked and bottled.