- 94+ Punkte VINOUS Antonio Galloni: "The 2016 Petite Syrah Lytton Springs is another fabulous wine in this range. Dense and powerful, the 2016 is endowed with striking depth and tons of character. The Petite tannins are nicely tamed in a wine that offers superb quality and pedigree. Creme de cassis, graphite, lavender and mint are front and center. The 2016 remains quite primary though, so readers need to be patient."
|Reben:||100% Petite Sirah|
|% vol Alk:||13,8|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Winemaker Tasting Notes Opaque purple in color, smoky and minerally on the nose. Well coated tannins integrate on the palate with black currant and plum fruit. Finishes with notes of eucalyptus and mint. JO (7/18) Vintage Notes Mild August weather created ideal ripening conditions for the petite sirah at Lytton West. The six vineyard blocks were fermented separately for seven days. We selected two hillside parcels to bring depth and texture to the young vines block. After twelve months of barrel aging, tannins have integrated and the wine is beginning to soften. This exemplary petite sirah will develop over the next ten years. History The oldest petite sirah vines on our Lytton Estate were planted in 1901 and the youngest in 2008. We made our first wine from the property in 1972 and until 2002 when we bottled portions of the petite sirah as a separate wine for a limited release, it had always been included in the Lytton Springs Zinfandel. In 2003 we made another limited release and in 2009 our first national release. Growing Season Rainfall: 38 inches (just below normal) Bloom: Mid-May Weather: A wet December and January help ease the drought which emphatically ended in March. Cool weather in April reduced our crop a bit. Harvest started early September and finished mid-month. Winemaking Harvest Dates: 5 ? 19 September Grapes: Average Brix 23.8° Fermentation: Whole berry fermentation. Natural primary and secondary; limited pump-overs to once daily; pressed at seven days. Barrels: 100% air-dried american oak barrels (10% new, 45% one and two years old, 45% three and four years old). Aging: Twelve months in barrel Hand-harvested, sustainably grown, estate grapes; destemmed, whole berry fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush; 143 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Hamburger Str. 14-20, 25436 Tornesch|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Ridge Vineyards / Monte Bello, 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA, www.ridgewines.com|