2000 L'Aventure Zinfandel

Winemaking:

  • Picked by hand, with grape selection upon arrival at the winery
  • Cold maceration (around 50º F) before fermentation
  • Temperature-controlled during fermentation (between 80-85º F)
  • Maceration between: 24 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: 80% french oak, 20% American Oak
  • Aging: 80 % in new French oak barrels, 20% in new American oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 15 months
  • At bottling: Al = 15.9%, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 3.36 g/L, PH = 3.77, in Tartaric = 6 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering

    Note:

    "I tried to make a very elegant and classical red wine with my Zinfandel, still enjoyable with a meal, in spite of huge tannins and huge body, all in balance." Stephan Asseo
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