This wine has aromas of a rose garden with pink and red rose petal tones plus notes of mild honeysuckle. The fruit tones lean toward bright raspberry. The palate is filled with berry fruit tones and finishes with a great balance between fruit and acidity.
2021 was a beautiful vintage. The winter was quite dry with far lower than average rainfalls but we had a few spring rains that helped us out. The growing season was warm but very even and without any adverse weather events. We picked slighlty earlier than average but because of the very small crop this vintage, flavors are intense and concentrated.
70% Chardonnay, 20% Syrah, 10% Grenache
All three of these varietals were picked and vinified separately. Each was hand picked and whole cluster pressed to a stainless steel tank. After fermentation, the varietals were blended together and then tirage bottled, which means bottled with a small amount of yeast and a small amount of sugar to induce a second fermentation in the bottle. After 19 months on lees in bottle, we disgorged and added a small dosage of 4 g/L.
Our Fusion is a blend of three of our estate varietals: Chardonnay, Grenache and Syrah.