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Fermenting in the barrels

Fermenting in the barrels

You may have heard about the 2010 vintage, with its relatively cool summer, exceptional heat spikes and early rains. But what do they say about adversity?

You may have heard about the 2010 vintage, with its relatively cool summer, exceptional heat spikes and early rains. But what do they say about adversity? That it can build character and complexity. And that perfectly describes our 2010 wines. The early signs all point to an exceptional vintage.

All wines are now fermenting in barrels. We taste them often to monitor the evolution of the wines as they finish primary and secondary fermentation. It's a relatively quiet time for us as we allow the wines to discover their individual personalities.

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Fermenting in the barrels