Tannat 2011

Tannat 2011

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Winemaker Notes

Tannat, whose origins lie in the Basque region between Spain and France, has been grown in our estate vineyards since 2004. Earlier bottlings were so remarkable that we expanded the acreage. While wine from this grape can be overtly tannic, ageing 21 months in French oak casks has tempered the monster. The wonderful structure, great palate, bold acidity, and balanced alcohol means this cellar worthy wine can be laid down for a decade or more. Complex aromas of brambly purple fruits, fig, tobacco and earth lends itself to food pairings like marinated lamb skewers or roast game.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  24, 27 October 2011
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.2° brix 
Cooperage:  French (100%), 75% 2-yo, 25% neutral
At bottling:  Sugar; nil   pH; 3.45   TA; 7.34 grams/liter
Bottling date:  27 June 2013
Alcohol:  13.6% by volume
Case Production:  108 (750 mL)