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. In the 2017 vintage, we harvested perfectly ripe and mature clusters that created a wine with elegant aromas of bright red fruit that jump from the glass--cranberries, pomegranite, and raspberry--with undertones of allspice and warm vanilla. On the palate, this wine is velvety and supple, with a fruit layer that mingles around the tannic structure. This layered, complex wine will drink beautifully over the next eight to twelve years.
Winemaking: A warm & dry year, with a nice cool down prior to harvest, we brought in fruit between September 28th and October 9th. 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—38% new; 29% 1-year old, 31% 2-year old, 11% 3-year old—the wine is then blended and bottled.
Clonal composition: 62% Dijon 115, 19% Dijon 777, 15% Pommard. 4% Dijon 667
SRP: $52 | 605 cases produced.