Tasting notes: Drier than the 2020 but with more fruit given the harder pressing ratios. Fruit salad explosion aromatically, with that primary watermelon vibe dominating. Plenty of carbonation which balances the juicy fresh fruit, and mid pallet texture the Gewurz brings perfectly, but also makes it almost too easy to drown a bottle or three.
Production notes: 70% Dolcetto, 20% Chardonnay, 10% Gewurztraminer. Picked 2am on the 1st of March 2021, and soaked for 10 hours before being pressed and settled. Pressing ratio was roughly 70%, 25% more than 2020 as there was no smoke taint to deal with resulting in more colour and more flavour. Ferment rocketed this year given the earlier picking date and warmer weather, so catching this beauty at the optimal sugar level was the hardest task and required babysitting bordering on obsession. Bottled with 16 grams of residual sugar per litre. Inverted, chilled, hand disgorged, topped, re-capped, cleaned, dried, labeled and boxed for your drinking pleasure. 11.8%.