Upfront aromas and palate showcase cola nut, raspberry, and crushed rocks sitting on top of spicy tannins.
Our Trés Violet is crafted entirely of fruit grown at our Calcareous Estate vineyard. The name Calcareous comes from the geological term for limestone-containing soils, whose presence here cannot be overstated. With high soil pH and planted on slopes grading near 45%, this site naturally supplies yields of less than 2 tons to the acre. These factors combine to produce fruit of uncommon density, aromatics, and structural elements. The 2020 vintage was a mix of welcome regularity and unique offerings. Temperatures during the fall ripening window varied greatly, making each pick completely different. This shows in a blend like Tres Violet as amazing complexity showcasing simultaneously ripe and intensely structural elements of each varietal.
Each lot was destemmed and fermented whole berry in open-top 3-ton concrete fermenters. A mix of punch-downs, and délestage, which allows for the gentle extraction of free-run juice, were used to pull color and tannin from the skins without overdoing it and pulling harsher compounds into the wine. The various lots spent an average of 16 days on skins before being gently pressed. The 3 varietals were blended together after completion of malo-lactic fermentation and aged in a combination of French Oak tanks and puncheons to emphasize structure elements of the cooperage as opposed to flavor and aroma. The wine was never racked again, allowing sur lie aging to add richness and body to the mid-palate. After 18 months in the wines were racked to a single blend in tank for bottling without any further filtering or fining.
Shows off the beautiful red hues of grenache and Mourvèdre in the glass.
Pairs beautifully with a stunningly wide range of menus, from delicate vegetarian flavors to full-on BBQ’d brisket.