2012 The Bigness
Dragoon Mountain Vineyard
September 7, 2012
TA: 5.5 g/L
Aged 12 months in 20% new Hungarian oak.
Slightly less mysterious than your average Tempranillo, the Bigness is an instant crowd favorite and a great canvas to showcase the terroir of the Sulphur Springs Valley in Southeastern AZ. A soft, dark wine with warm spice and pleasant richness. Only 2 barrels produced.
100% Tempranillo, Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,200 ft. elevation.
Destemmed but not crushed to open 3/4-ton bins. Cold-soaked 48 hours, inoculated with specially selected yeasts. Hand-punched 3-4 times daily. Pressed at dryness after 13 days’ skin contact. Inoculated for malolactic fermentation. Settled 5 days before barreling. Thrice racked. Unfined and unfiltered.
Drink now or cellar up to 5+ years.