2017 Fauna

$17.40 / 750mL

2017 Fauna

Technical Details

Composition
A grower's blend including Petite Pearl, Marquette, & Léon Millot (Johnston Vineyard & Aylesford Mountain Vineyard)
Alcohol
12%
pH
3.52
Total Acidity
6.26 g/L
Residual Sweetness
11 g/L
Production
883 cases (12 x 750mL)

A partial carbonic maceration helped amplify fruitiness. Pre-bottle aging was kept short and in stainless steel in keeping with the fresh, fruit-forward style. A full malolactic fermentation helped soften acidity a bit, leaving a bright yet smooth finish.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in the glass. The nose is jammy with ripe cherry, blackberry, crushed violet, and hints of herbal undertones. Light-bodied with juicy, bright berry fruit and a smooth, velvety finish.

Pairs well with charcuterie, especially patés & terrines, and various light fare dishes from fish and chicken to salads. 

Serving Temperature: Best served slightly chilled (16–18°C)

Suggested Drinking: Now through 2020