From the use of natural yeast & modest oaking, extended
sur lee aging and bottling without filtration and fining,
John Kongsgaards wine making style favors minimal intervention.
The resulting wine has great varietal integrity, flavor intensity,
complexity and structure -an expression of the grape rather
than the ego of the winemaker.
Rich aroma of ripe pear, pineapple and honey. Smooth and concentrated
flavors of pineapple, melon and hazelnut brightened by excellent
acidity and toasty oak.
Tons per acre: 3.25
Number of cases: 475
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (75% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24.2
Release Date: April 1, 2000