2002 L'Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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: 24 days on the cap with 3 pump over per day
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% new oak at 70°F
  • Aging: 100 % in new French oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 15 months
  • At bottling: Al = 16.4%, Residual Sugar = 1.5 g/L, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 4.20 g/L, in Tartaric = 6.5 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bottling: May 6th, 2004
  • Production: 200 x 6 wood case

    Tasting Notes:

    Inky black and purple in color, deep aromas of cassis and blackberry lead to an explosion of licorice, tobacco, and black fruit in the mouth. Complex and impeccably balanced, this wine will age gracefully for many years to come.

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