2016 Edge of the Vine Sangiovese
Edge of the Vine
TA: 5.6 g/L
Aged 7+ months in a neutral French oak barrel and 4 more months in a 1-year-old French oak barrel (Ermitage Cooperage). Thrice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
The Edgingtons planted 1.5+ acres of Sangiovese near Rimrock in 2014 and they obviously love their little vineyard like a member of their family. We’re immensely grateful that they selected us as the lucky ones to work with their beautiful grapes. This was their first harvest and our first working with fruit from this part of the Verde Valley. The grapes were smaller and thicker-skinned than some other Sangioveses we’ve seen, giving the wine more tannin and more intense characters of earth and leather. We can’t wait to see how this wine and their vineyard develop over the next few years! Only one barrel produced.
100% Sangiovese from Edge of the Vine Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 20th - Sugar at harvest: 24.6 Brix
Destemmed but not crushed to open-top, 3⁄4-ton bins. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then inoculated with specially selected yeasts (BM45). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 7 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 11 days skin contact. Settled 2 days before barreling.
Drink now or cellar 5+ years