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2019 VINCENS

 

VINCENS (MERLOT)

The 2019 Vincens is 100% Merlot from Rock Spur Vineyard in Melba, Idaho. After working a vintage in New Zealand I was inspired to try more whole-cluster and wild fermentations. This  Merlot is the first attempt.  Whole-cluster, red wine fermentations create a spiciness that comes from the extended contact time with the grape stems.  Slow, wild fermentations help lock in delicate fruit flavor and aromas showcasing a complex wine.  Aging in neutral barrels allows the vineyard and winemaking techniques to shine.

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PROJECT DATA

Vineyards - Rock Spur Vineyard

Composition - Merlot (100%)

Alcohol - 14.4%

pH - 3.72

TA - 5.7g/L

Fermentation - Open Top, 15% Whole Cluster, Wild Fermentation

Aging -  Neutral Barrels

Bottle Date - June 5th, 2021

Production - 51 Cases