Ardure 2021 Cinsault, Snows Crossing Vineyard, El Dorado County (Amphorae Series)
Item Number: 17780
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: El Dorado
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Snows Crossing Vineyard
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Decomposed granite with high levels of iron oxide
Elevation: 3,100 feet
Winemaking Notes: The Cinsault grapes were picked on the morning of August 18th and brought into the winery to rest undisturbed for 24 hours. The entire lot was foot tread and left for another 24 hours to soak on skins. The grapes were pressed into handmade California amphorae to start primary fermentation. The juice was racked off of gross lees into neutral barriques to finish primary fermentation and start malolactic conversion. Elevage lasted 11 months. The wine was bottled unfined, unfiltered and zero zero.
Crystals: All Ardure wines are fermented with precious large crystals such as fluorite, labradorite, rose quartz, and shungite. The shungite spheres rest on the lids to repel EMF’s (electric and magnetic fields) away from the wine.