2016 Late Harvest Seyval Blanc
D. A. Ranch
TA: 7.0 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.
This late-harvest Seyval Blanc was sourced from our friends and partners 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 early, leaving 6% residual sugar to balance the wine’s high acid and ripe flavor. Intense honey, citrus, banana and dried flower notes make for a great aperitif or can pair with a range of desserts.
100% Seyval Blanc from D.A. Ranch Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested on Oct. 17th - Sugar at harvest: 29.7 Brix. Residual Sugar: 6 Brix
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 6% residual sugar. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
40 cases of half-bottles
Drink within 1-3 years