Varietal- 100% Viognier
Vineyard- Lyman Vineyard
Aging/Cooperage- 18 months in neutral French oak barrels
Production- Harvested in late August, the grapes from these vineyards were gently destemmed and then sent to press where skins were separated from the juice. After chilling this juice down to 40F, we let it slowly come back up via fermentation kinetics. This wine fermented in the barrel and afterwards sat "sur lies" with regular lees stirring for 10 months. In mid-summer, we racked the wine off the lees and back into barrel for more aging. After another 8 months, it was racked and chillled down low for 3 weeks to keep fresh and prepare for bottling.