2002 L'Aventure Côte A Côte

Winemaking:

  • Picked by hand, with grape selection upon arrival at the winery
  • Cold maceration (around 50º F) before fermentation
  • Temperature-controlled during fermentation and maceration (between 80-85º F)
  • Maceration between: 17 and 24 days on the cap
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% new oak at 70°F
  • Aging: 100 % in new French oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 17 months
  • At bottling: Al = 16.80%, Residual Sugar = 2.2 g/L, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 4.7 g/L, in Tartaric = 7.2 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering
  • Blend: 60% Grenache estate grown, 40% Syrah estate grown
  • Bottling: May 5th, 2004
  • Production: 300 x 6 wood cases

    Note:

    "This wine represents the best realization to date of my vision for great blended red wine, and the best representation of our L'Aventure 'West Side' terrior!!" Stephan Asseo

    Tasting Notes:

    Grenache characteristics dominate the color, aroma, and palate of this classic blend. Uplifting red fruit aromas give way to explosive cherry and strawberry fruit in the mouth. The long, tight finish is flashy, and seductive. This is a wine of great breed, that will age comfortably for 7-10 years.
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