Montmorency cherry red shows in the glass. Graceful aromas of crushed red raspberries, sandalwood, tilled soil, five spice and dried savory. The palate is elegant and provides an earthy core of sweetness encased by tart cherry compote, ripe red raspberries, and tea leaves. The finish lingers and is framed by integrated tannins and balanced acidity. Unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairings: The 2007 Vintage Debut exhibits a wide range. Smoked Salmon Palmiers with cucumber dill sauce and sun-dried tomato pesto provide an elegant starter. For the mains, we suggest pairing this wine with roast quail stuffed with farro, wild mushrooms, and pancetta. Afters include locally farmed cheeses.
Wine EnthusiastThe first vintage for this designation, it's all estate-grown and hand-harvested. Accents of tomato leaf and wet cement in the nose, wild strawberry and rhubarb in the mouth. Quite tart and light, but well-made and varietal.