2015 Cimarron Vineyard Sangiovese
TA: 6.1 g/L
Aged 4+ months in 25% new French oak (Damy Cooperage) and 7 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. Twice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
Every year we’ve been able to secure just a little more fruit from Cimarron Vineyard than the year prior. This is our first time working with Todd & Kelly Bostock’s Sangiovese, and we couldn’t be more impressed! This fruit is picture perfect on the vine, holds great acidity and color, and also shows a little more tannic structure than we’ve seen in a few other AZ Sangioveses. A classic, food-friendly wine.
100% Sangiovese from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 8 - Sugar at harvest: 24.0 Brix
Destemmed, but not crushed to open top 3⁄4-ton bins. Lot was left ~15% whole cluster. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then inoculated with specially selected yeasts (BRL97 & T73). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 7 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 10 days skin contact. Settled 3 days before barreling.
Drink now or cellar 5+ years