Counoise 'El Dorado', The Withers
All Counoise lots were harvested from El Dorado County vineyard sites managed by Goldbud Farms and David Girard Vineyards. These sites range from 1,700-2,400 foot elevations, and feature granitic, volcanic loam soils, and ancient calderas. Berries tend to be small from these sites, with concentrated, yet elegant flavors.
The grapes were harvested in the cool Sierra Foothills evenings and brought to Healdsburg for processing. After a cold soak they were fermented in small lots with ambient yeasts and 40% whole clusters. There was no new oak used. Barrels were 2-15 year old French oak, featuring coopers Remond and Francois Frères. The wine was bottled after 18 months in barrel.
92 cases made
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