The drawing-rooms of one of the most magnificent private residences in Austin are ablaze of lights. Carriages line the streets in front, and from gate to doorway is spread a velvet carpet, on which the delicate feet of the guests may tread. The occasion is the entrée into society of one of the fairest buds in the City of the Violet Crown.
This provençal-style Rosé was made with a saignée method (free run juice), without skin contact, in order to extract soft, pale pink color and maintain crisp aromatics. The cooperage was 1 month in a stainless steel tank at 45 degrees.
Chenin Blanc & Viognier are friends with benefits like the crocodile and the Egyptian pluver (the bird that cleans the crocs teeth). Alone, they are fine and dandy, but together they become greater than the sum of their parts, articulating a complexity that neither grape could do on its own.
Chenin Blanc is crisp, clean and lightly floral. The Viognier shows a rounder mouthfeel, notes of stone fruit (apricot & peach). Together, they create a balanced blend that pairs well with spicy thai dishes featuring fowl and shells (poultry and seafood).View full product details
This Texas blend is predominantly comprised of Merlot sourced from the Texas High Plains, a region with enough altitude to free grapes from scorching Texas heat, and generate gentle juicy watermelon notes, with hints of black pepper. Dark, rich and chalky Malbec help minimize edgy tannins and leave a more refined, velvety mouthfeel.
While Malbec has found a new fan base obsessing over Argentine production, Merlot has long carried the load in red blends without enjoying much credit. This wine is a salute to hard-working individuals who don’t need all the fanfare or selfie-likes. A true Texas Work Horse.
Composition: 75% Merlot, 25% Malbec
Region: High Plains
312 cases produced.
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We allowed native/wild yeasts to ferment the grapes on their own. Fermentation lasted 14 days, with 6 days of skin contact. We chose not to manipulate the acidity or tannin structure of the wine. Instead, we allowed for the wine to develop and express itself without restraint.1 month in barrel and voila - the wine is ready to drink for Beaujolais Nouveau day. The nose features boysenberry, peach preserves and cinnamon. The onset shows strawberries, sage and subtle hickory which gives ways to lingering flavors of brambles and sweet tobacco.
All things considered, this Old Vine Zin Nouveau drinks like a Gamay, with balanced acidity and smooth satin tannins. 30 Cases Produced.View full product details
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Cooper Anderson, 29, and Ross McLauchlan, 27
Co-founders, Austin Winery
Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan co-founded Austin Winery on the premise that it should be as relaxed and local as possible. The first of its kind within Austin city limits, the urban winery is distinctly Texan. Although the grapes are grown elsewhere, everything — from the fermentation and filtration to the bottling, serving, and enjoyment — takes place in town.Read More