Tempranillo-Malbec 2015

Tempranillo-Malbec 2015

Winemaker Notes

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We crafted this bottling from 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec to exhibit how well these grapes “play together.” Their combined aromas include figs, exotic perfume, blackberries and blueberries. Dense tannins, balanced acidity and integrated oak flavors create impeccable texture and a lengthy finish.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon AVA
 
Harvest Date:  21 September 2015
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH; 3.81, TA; 5.6 grams/liter
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
 
Cooperage:  French (100%), 63% 2 yo, 27% neutral
 
Bottling date:  6 July 2017
 
Alcohol:  14.5% by volume
 
Case Production:  374 (750 mL)