Dragoon Mountain Vineyard
August 18, 2015
Aged 6+ months in stainless steel.
Fermented in 2 neutral French oak barrels at 65 F for 24 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
March 15, 2016
Dragoon Mountain Vineyards Cochise County, AZ 4,200 ft. elevation
This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat-stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
Arneis has officially found 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. We enhanced the texture this year by fermenting in neutral French oak. Drink now.
Winemaker: Joe Bechard