Barra Reserve Zinfandel
Certified organic grapes from our hillside farmed Bella Collina ranch were hand-harvested in late October 2021. The fruit was gently destemmed to a refrigerated tank for fermentation. After 24 hours of cool soaking, the grapes were inoculated with a winemaker select yeast and alcoholic fermentation began. The must was mixed two times per day to extract color, flavor and tannin. We allowed the fruit to reach 80-82F while fermenting. Once primary fermentation was complete, the must was delicately pressed and stored in tank until malolactic fermentation was completed. The new wine was then racked off its lees to barrels for maturation and aging.
Medium ruby in color, this wine offers up seductive aromas of black cherry, red licorice, clove, sandalwood and hints of black pepper. Dark, rich flavors of black plum, black cherry, star anise and a hint of vanilla are showcased in this dark, almost brooding style of Zinfandel.
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