Dragoon Mountain Vineyard
TA: 5.4 g/L
Aged 3+ months in stainless steel and 3 additional months in 100% neutral French oak (without lees stirring). This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
This crisp, full bodied Arneis has a special spot in our winemaker’s heart. Known as the “little rascal” in Piedmont, Italy where it originated, this varietal can be somewhat difficult to grow. We’ve found this AZ planting to make amazingly complex wines with gorgeous lime, pear, apple and white blossom characters complemented by an elegant texture.
100% Arneis from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 23rd Sugar at harvest: 23.2 Brix
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (QA23). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years