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2015 The Alchemist

$ 25.00

Climate Positive, 1% for the PlanetFortified orange dessert wine! Orange like skin-contact white, not the fruit (it’s Viognier) – left on skins, seeds, and stems for a year. Deep and heady aromas of brûléed orange peel, toasted almonds, nutmeg, and orange blossom. All wild yeast ferment, unfiltered.

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Description

Dessert (375 ml)

appellation
San Diego County, Warner Springs

vineyard
Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite

varieties
100% Viognier

harvest
August 14, 2015

fermentation
Wild Yeast and Malolactic

alcohol/RS
18.5% / 6.1%

production
40 cases

tasting notes
Deep and heady aromas of brûléed orange peel, toasted almonds, nutmeg, and orange blossom. Sweet but not cloying, with firm tannins and supporting acidity. Recommend serving at 55 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

winemaker’s notes
Whole-cluster pressed at harvest, then juice combined with pomace (skins, stems, seeds) in small conical fermenter. Wild yeast fermentation until fortified with 185 proof white brandy to stop fermentation. Aged on pomace and lees for twelve months. Racked off to stainless for settling, and bottled unfiltered seven months later on 3/11/2017.

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