Trail Estate - 2021 Juicy Red
11.5% ALC. / VOL.
A blend of 5 varieties (in roughly equal proportion) from one vineyard: Grimsby Hillside Vineyard. Hand harvested and fermented using a variety of techniques. Blended at harvest and aged in neutral oak barrels for 7 months before being bottled with 20 ppm SO2.
Gewurztraminer was footstomped in square stainless steel tanks, fermented and pumped over whole cluster fermenting Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Riesling and Viognier were pressed whole cluster and blended post fermentation. Riesling was fermented in stainless steel and Viognier fermented in neutral oak prior to blending. Wild fermentation and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Juicy and crushable — this blend is a dynamic representation of the Grimsby Hillside vineyard. Carbonic notes of bright cherries and bubble gum blend with the citrus and floral notes from the Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The tannins of a red wine with the body and structure of a white wine.