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.
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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