Phoenix Ferment
Pais-Cariñena 2018
Secano Interior Cauquenes
Single Ferment Series

7 Barrels
2871 bottles filled

Field-blend including : Pais from Truquilemu & Purapel with Carignan included in the field-blend.

Acidity  (g / l) 7,13
pH 3,15
Residual Sugar (g / l) 1,22
Alcohol (% vol) 12.8 

Single Ferment Series wines contain grapes from more than one vineyard, co-fermented to make one wine aged for a single Winter in older barrels. This particular ferment has grapes from Truquilemu, Sauzal & Purapel

 

Talking points

  • includes fruit from three vineyard sites, Truquilemu and Purapel
  • ancestral farming by hand and horse, with traditional methods of the Secano Interior
  • naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • part barrel-aged and part tank aged over one winter (neutral barrels)
  • 2017 was a year with frost early in Sept that reduced the crop. The summer was hot and even hotter during the bushfires in the neighborhood.
  • we give each Single Ferment a name and as this was a red wine made white after the bushfires in 2017 for the first time we called it the Phoenix ferment for its having been born out of the ashes.

Pictures at work in the fields lately:

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