Named after Victoria’s daughter and Colene’s granddaughter, Adriane is an estate cuvée composed of specifically selected barrels that possess deep, concentrated flavors and a persistent finish. The aromas are focused and complex, with a range of red and dark red fruit and sweet spice. On the palate, there is an juicy, rich core of dark fruit, and nuanced hints of spice that end in a well rounded, supple finish. Age worthy and well balanced, Adriane is structured to gain complexity and interest over the next eight to twelve years in your cellar.
Our earliest vintage to date, we harvested between September 12th and the 21st. The fruit was 100% destemmed into small stainless steel tanks and began with a 4-5 day cold soak. Following this, tanks are gently warmed, and fermentation by indigenous yeast begins and proceeds for 10 - 14 days.
During primary fermentation, the tanks are gently punched down by hand twice daily. Once fermentation is complete, we allow for 5 - 7 days of extended maceration in tank before we drain the tanks and press the skins and seeds very gently to procure the remaining juice. Both the free run juice and pressed juice then go directly to barrel without settling. After 11 months in French oak — 40% new; 40% 1-year old; 20% 2-year old—the wine is then blended and bottled.
Clonal composition: 70% Dijon 667, 30% Wadenswil