Pedroncelli Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley Alto Vineyards 2003
We pick the fruit at optimum ripeness—it is one of the first red varietals to be harvested each season. The grapes were crushed into stainless steel fermentors and fermented for 7 days. The cap was pumped over periodically to enhance the color, flavor and intensity in the wine. The wine was aged in American oak barrels for twelve months and developed additional smoothness and complexity through this process. We age our Sangiovese in seasoned oak barrels rather than adding new oak in order to allow the delicate and subtle fruit flavors to shine through. A touch of Merlot was blended in to heighten the fruit and color profile.
Multi-layered berry aromas with rose petal and leather in the background. The wine is sturdy and balanced, with blueberry jam, earthy mineral, and a hint of warm clove framing it. It is mediumbodied, with a relaxed mouthfeel, well-integrated tannins and a long, balanced finish. This Sangiovese will age well for 5-8 years.
Aged 12 months in American Oak.
|Alcohol: 14.3%||pH: 3.29|
|Total Acidity: 0.675 grams per liter|
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