Bottling time in the Winery Department is a time like no other. Rivaled only by harvest season when it comes to long working days, bottling takes time, man power and leaves no room for mistakes. So if you see me this month literally running around the property, there’s a good chance my team is knee deep in bottles, labels and corks.
Our Sangiovese one step closer to your glass
We need all the help we can get during bottling!
This month we are bottling our 2012 Chardonnay and 2011 Sangiovese wines. Interestingly enough, it’s looking like the Chardonnay has similar characteristics to our 2009 Chard: there are aromas of vanilla, pineapple and pear, with citrus flavors. The Sangiovese shaped into a nice, medium-bodied red with soft tannins. While our current 2010 vintage has black plum and vanilla flavors, this one is reminiscent of red berries and oak. It’s pretty cool to see and taste the differences each harvest brings.
We’ll keep these wines in the bottle for a while before we release them. When they are ready to be enjoyed (and not a moment before) they will be available to you.