This bottling is dedicated to my mother Ann Davis, who passed away in February 2012 from complications with Alzheimer’s.
On the palette, the juicy acidity carries notes of green apple peel, lemon blossom and wet rock. Very focused minerality and bright citrus notes balance the barrel richness and spice.
The 2016 vintage marked the first time that the region was not in draught conditions since 2011. As such, this vintage carries more bright, high-toned fresh fruit and soft floral notes than previous bottlings. The old vines stay true, regardless of weather conditions, providing aromas of juicy Bing and maraschino cherry, raspberry and strawberry compote. Supporting notes of sweet coffee, dried rose petal and violet add to the complexity. The palate follows the nose, leading the charge with heaps of fruit, subtle minerality and lovely, lingering acidity that draws you to take another sip. The tannins are soft but coating and promise to round out over several years’ aging.