2015 Seyval Blanc
D.A. Ranch Vineyard
October 15, 2015
Aged 6+ months in stainless steel.
Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 19 days. Fermentation arrested around 9% residual sugar. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
March 16, 2016
D.A. Ranch Vineyard, Yavapai County, AZ. 4,200 ft. elevation.
This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat-stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
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 9-10% residual sugar to balance the wine's high acid and ripe flavors. This wine has intense honey, banana and dried flower notes that will pair with a range of desserts or can serve just fine as dessert alone.
Winemaker: Joe Bechard