Zinfandel 2013 Cochons Sauvages ZIM132

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.

$40.00
Quantity:
ZIM132

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 profile

Vintage
2013
Wine Type
Estate
Varietal
94% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.54 g/100ml
pH
3.74
Alcohol
15.4%

Vineyard Notes

Our Zinfandel vines are grown in thin, red mountaintop soils and produce grapes of exceptionally concentrated flavors.

Harvest:  Sept 26th to Oct 8th, 2013

Production Notes

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

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Concentrated blackberry and olallieberry

Palate:  Rich, layered blackberry flavors, full mouthfeel and long fruit finish.

Production

230 Cases