2015 Eaglepoint Ranch Sangiovese
The 2015 Sangiovese is rich and bold and full of ripe red fruits and licorice candies. The tannins are definitely pronounced (that mountain fruit) but there is just enough acid to balance the palate and keep you coming back for more. This wine is such a treat right now and could also benefit from many more years in the bottle.
133 cases bottled
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2015 was a spectacular growing season in Mendocino County. We had less fruit than the year before but the quality was incredible. Long hang time in the afternoon sun and cold nights kept the vines happy and healthy. Although the fruit has been farmed organically for several years we now have the Organic stamp of approval.
On October 15 we picked about 2.6 tons from our mountaintop block I call the mixed bag of clones. In the winery we sort and de-stem and put the whole berries into open topped Macro bins layered with dry ice for a 4-6 day cold soak. Once the bins are pulled out in the sun to warm up the yeasts begin their work. During this natural fermentation the must is punched down and/ or pumped over 2 - 3 times a day until the wine is dry. All of the wine was then pumped into 50 % new French oak barrels and left to age for about 11 months.