2016 Cimarron Vineyard Picpoul Blanc
TA: 5.9 g/L
Aged 7 months in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
Picpoul Blanc (which translates to “lip-stinger”) is known for its bright, lemony character and razor sharp acidity. We picked this fruit fairly early (21.7 Brix) and arrested the fermentation with about 1⁄2% residual sugar to balance the impact of the grape’s high acid. This remarkably light and refreshing wine is more reminiscent of a lemon-lime soda pop than our typical white wines. A perfect pairing for a hot AZ day!
Willcox AVA - 100% Picpoul Blanc from Cimarron Vineyard, Cochise County, AZ. 4,200 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. - 25th Sugar at harvest: 21.7 Brix
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone4600). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 26 days. Fermentation arrested around 1⁄2% residual sugar. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years