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2016 Arneis and Friends

2016 Arneis and Friends
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend - white
Appellation
Willcox
Vineyard Designation
Dragoon Mountain Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 15, 16 & 22
Acid
TA: 5.9 g/L
pH
3.45
Aging
Aged 6 months in one neutral French oak barrel (without lees stirring) and one month in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is our fourth vintage working with this special little planting of Arneis from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. While we love working with this grape, this tiny block (only ~1/3 of an acre) doesn’t yield a lot of fruit, and in tougher years, we barely get enough to make a single barrel of this wine. 2016 was especially rough, yielding only about 50 gallons and forcing us to blend just to fill a barrel! This wine still has the same great texture and classic Arneis pear/apple fruit accented with a little spice and aromatics from Verdelho and even more texture from the Viognier.
Vineyard Notes
Willcox AVA - 82% Arneis from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 23rd - 9% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 15th - 9% Viognier from Deep Sky Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 16th - Sugar at harvest: 23.0 Brix.
Production Notes
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (R4600). Fermented in one neutral French oak barrel at 65F for 12 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Production
24 cases
Other Notes
Drink within 1-2 years
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