2015 Carmenere

Bud Break:  April 11, 2016
Veraison:  June 30, 2016
Oak Regime:  90% French oak, 10% American oak
Harvest Date:  October 18, 2016
Bottling Dates:  August 10, 2017
Alcohol:  12.1%

"A first sniff reveals aromas of capsicum, white pepper, anise and fennel seed, followed by bright red licorice on the nose. Fresh acid and cranberry on the palate make our rare Carmenere the prefect summer red. This medium-bodied wine is refreshing and easy to drink, paired well with an assortment of charcuterie."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

"Record warm temperatures through April, May, and most of June led to a great beginning of the 2016 vintage. With early bud break and excellent growth off the start, the cooler weather in July helpedto prolong the ripening, adding desirable coplexity to the flavour in the grapes. August saw temperatures back to their normal levels, and near perfect ripening temperatures throughout the fall and into the harvest showed mature, well-balanced fruit of outstanding intensity."
Steve Carberry, Winegrower