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2015 Late Harvest Seyval Blanc

2015 Late Harvest Seyval Blanc
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Wine Specs
Seyval Blanc
Vineyard Designation
D.A. Ranch Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 15
8.0 g/L
Aged 6+ months in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
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Tasting Notes
Chateau Tumbleweed’s first stab at a dessert wine, this late-harvest Seyval Blanc was sourced from our friends at the D.A. Ranch Vineyard in Page Springs. We let this fruit hang an extra 6 weeks, resulting in very ripe, concentrated flavors and almost 30% sugar at harvest. We arrested fermentation around 12% alcohol, leaving 8-9% residual sugar to balance the wine’s high acid and ripe flavor. Intense honey, citrus, banana and dried flower notes pair with a range of desserts or serve just fine as dessert alone.
Vineyard Notes
100% Seyval Blanc from D.A. Ranch Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested on Oct. 15th - Sugar at harvest: 29.2 Brix.
Production Notes
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (QA23). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 19 days. Fermentation arrested around 8% residual sugar. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
42 cases of half-bottles
Other Notes
Drink within 1-3 years