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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Old Mission Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Irish & Grishaw
Harvest Date
October 28th & November 1st, 2017
Bottling Date
March 2022
Residual Sugar
0.0g/l
Alcohol %
13.1

2017 Proserpina

DARK FRUIT. OAK. MYTHOLOGICAL.
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65% merlot, 35% teroldego

Philosophy
This wine is named for the Roman queen of the underworld, whose tragic story is the mythological basis for the changing of the seasons. Each vernal equinox we celebrate the start of a new growing season by releasing this reserve blend. Dark, brooding Teroldego blends with fruity Merlot to mirror the myth of Pluto abducting Proserpina to the underworld. The blend ages in our caves for years until we welcome it back into the light, much like Ceres welcoming her daughter back after a season spent apart.

Flavor Notes
Red berry notes and fine tannins make Merlot a fantastic foil for the dark fruit and youthful astringency of Teroldego—an intensely tannic Italian variety that’s
making a comeback after commercial extinction for a century. While Teroldego forms the spine of the blend, approachable Merlot softens its edges with fruity flavors and a lush texture. Over four years of aging in demi-muids show as present oak throughout.


Pairings
This wine’s tannic quality and oak character can stand up to rich meat dishes like pasta carbonara, pork tenderloin, and beef bourguignon.

Vinification
The Teroldego, and a quarter of the Merlot, was harvested from Irish Vineyard on October 28th, 2017. The remaining Merlot was harvested from Grishaw
Vineyard on November 1st. The Irish grapes were co fermented in small open top bins, undergoing hand punch downs starting at three times a day and tapering down as time went on. They were pressed November 8th into a demi muid. The Grishaw Merlot fermented in a conical stainless steel fermenter for four weeks before the free run was pressed into more demi-muid barrels. The wine aged for four years and three months without racking before bottling in early March 2022.


Cellaring
Tannins and time spent aging in demi-muids help to create a wine with the potential to enjoy now through 2033. Perfect for cellaring!

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