2016 Mandola Field Blend

2016 Mandola Field Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Texas Hill Country AVA
Vineyard Designation
Mandola Vineyard
Alcohol %
13.3
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2016 FIELD BLEND

MANDOLA VINEYARD

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

 

54% Montepulciano | Mandola Vineyard | Driftwood, TX

21% Sangiovese | Mandola Vineyard | Driftwood, TX

17% Aglianico | Mandola Vineyard | Driftwood, TX

7% Nero d’Avola | Mandola Vineyard | Driftwood, TX

1% Grenache | Salt Lick Vineyards | Driftwood, TX

 

Alcohol: 13%  |    pH: 3.79                

TA: 6.4              |    RS: 0.0

VA: 0.78            |    Malic Acid: 0.0

435 cases produced

Bottled: 6/29/17

Aging: 18 months neutral oak

 

William Chris has exclusively farmed the Mandola Vineyard in the Texas Hill Country since 2014. Our deep connection to the land gives us an opportunity to coax the finest fruit out of these vines. Building on our belief that the best wines are grown and not made, we co-fermented all of the grapes except for Aglianico -– just as we did with our 2015 vintage. The wine was then aged in 100% neutral oak to maintain the fruit’s naturally grown flavors. Our final blend was finished during the racking process and then aged again for eight months in barrel. The final product is a full-bodied Italian style wine with Texas flair.

 

Soil, earth, and stewed berries are brought through the nose and tongue. Cranberry, pitted fruit, and cherry are ever-so present. Tannins and acidity are well integrated and dance smoothly over the palate, leaving a long, yet delicate closing to the taste buds. Drink now through 2023.                  -William Chris Vineyards Staff, collectively

 

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Traditional Italian Dishes | Steaks of All Cuts | Bison Burger | Lamb | Rabbit | Prosciutto | Salami | Pancetta

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Texas Hill Country AVA
Vineyard Designation
Mandola Vineyard
Alcohol %
13.3