Zinfandel 2013 Cochons Sauvages ZIM132
Despite Jacques Schlumberger declaring that he would plant Zinfandel "when pigs fly," small blocks of this distinctive varietal were planted at Michel-Schlumberger. These vines now produce our rare, dense, fruit-driven "Cochons Sauvages" (Wild Pigs) Zinfandel.
About this wine
With rich blackberry and cherry notes, this wine is an excellent complement to barbecued or pulled pork and tomato based pasta dishes.
- Wine Type
- 94% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah
- Dry Creek Valley
- 0.54 g/100ml
Our Zinfandel vines are grown in thin, red mountaintop soils and produce grapes of exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Sept 26th to Oct 8th, 2013
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small open top fermenters, “cold-soaked” for three days to extract rich color, then fermented on the skins for two weeks. After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed out, settled, and racked into barrels.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Bottling Date: December 15, 2014
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Concentrated blackberry and olallieberry
Palate: Rich, layered blackberry flavors, full mouthfeel and long fruit finish.