Magnum Ampelos Cellars Sta. Hills Grenache Delta (1.5 l bottle)
The anticipation - palpable the attraction - undeniable, the return - inevitable. Drawing you in with her velvety deep hues. Granite minerality and the perfect harmony of a lady wise beyond her years. With nose of cherry cola palate pleasing hints of chocolate and cracked pepper, she gallops with intensity from start to finish. She showcases the complexity of her terroir. She is a winner!
|Wine Maker||Peter & Rebecca Work|
|Production Method||The fruit spent the night in a cold room to drop the temperatureThe grapes were de-stemmed into small 1½ ton open top fermentersCold soaked for 3-5 days after which the natural, wild fermentation kicked in. we do not use any man-made yeast any longer – we just let mother nature do her job.After 12-16 days, with 2 daily punch downs, we drained the free-run (~80%), press off the rest and barrel down the individual batchesThen the second fermentation (converts malolatic acid to lactic acid) kicks in utilizing the natural wild malolactic bacteriaThe wine was racked twice during the barrel aging – it is unfined and unfiltered|
|Ratings/Awards||90 pts - Wine Spectator90 pts - Wine Enthusiast|