Benevolent Neglect Counoise 2018
$59.00 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: only $52.50/bottle!
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Tasting Note: A very pretty dancing purple-red colour, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose sings of ripe strawberry and blueberry, spice notes of anise and cassia bring great complexity. Fruit and spice continues on the palate with black pepper and red plum, a lovely bright acidity and soft tannins.
Winemaking: Hand-harvested from 2 vineyards in Napa, the certified organic Windmill Vineyard in Yolo County, and the Alder Springs Vineyard in Mendocino County. After a gentle pressing and short maceration in tank on skins the wine is transferred to old neutral oak barrels to mature for 9 months before bottling without fining or filtering. Counoise is generally considered a blending partner taking up just 0.4% of rhone valley vineyards. However the famous Perrin family of Chateau Beaucastel decided to do some experimental planting at their Tablas Creek vineyard California and the obscure variety took off among consumers and sommeliers alike.
Region: Napa, USA