Dragoon Mountain Vineyard
TA: 5.8 g/L
Held 6+ months in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
A grape grown throughout Portugal and mostly associated with Madeiras, Verdelho can make amazing and distinctive dry white wines with intense aromatics, intriguing spice and a silky texture. We bottled it by itself this year so you can see why we think Verdelho is so damn cool -- and hopefully agree!
100% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 23rd - Sugar at harvest: 22.7 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 17 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years