2013 Terra Rossa


2013 Terra Rossa




Harvest notes

The 2013 harvest season followed the same pattern of excellent quality as the 2012 vintage. Winter brought with itself a vast amount of rain, followed by one of the driest springs and summers in a long time. Harvest commenced about two weeks earlier than average allowing for all grapes to be picked before the arrival of rain. In summary, 2013 was another amazing vintage, providing all elements to make outstanding wines with mature tannins and flavors and aromas that truly show a sense of place.

Winemaker’s notes

Hints of phenol, orchids and lemon peel dominate the nose with a subtler undertone of red apple and Asian pear. The palate exhibits great minerality, which is complemented well by the high level of acidity contributing to a crisp finish.

Vineyard statistics

Appellation: Mendocino County
Sub AVA: Mendocino
Year planted: 1994
Elevation: 560 feet
Exposure: N/A
Orientation: East to west
Clone: CVT CN 15 and CVT CN 32
Rootstock: 5C
Soil: Yokayo sandy loam and Russian River loam
Yield: 4 tons/acre

Wine statistics

Harvest date: September 10, 2013
Brix: 23.1
Fermentation: De-stemmed and berries lightly split into macro-bins. Juice allowed skin contact for 12 hours prior to pressing into a stainless steel tank for fermentation at 55F to dryness. No malolactic fermentation.
Aging: Aged in neutral French oak for five months with lees contact and stirred once a month.
pH: 3.21
TA: 6.6 g/L
Alcohol: 14.2%
Cases produced: 188

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