2016 Tannat

2016 Tannat
2016 Tannat
Tasting notes

Tannat is generally associated with the Madiran region of France at the foothills of the Pyrénées Mountains, and it is also the national grape of Uruguay. Although typically used as a blending component at Halter Ranch, we additionally produce a limited quantity of a single varietal Tannat for our Silver Label Club. This wine opens with aromas of black cherry, hazelnuts, and caramel with flavors of blackberries, cocoa powder, and chocolate truffles.

Pairs beautifully with roasted and grilled lamb or beef, or slow-cooked meat with reduction sauces.  

Production notes

Harvest Dates: Tannat - Block 20: 10/11/16, Block 19: 10/14/16

Fermentation: Destemmed and fermented in a combination of new French oak barrels (with their heads removed) that received punch-downs three to five times daily for 10 days, and closed top fermenters with delestage daily for the first few days of fermentation followed by open pump-overs two to three times daily for an average of 14 days.

Aging: Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which were new oak.

 

Bottled: April 20, 2018

Vintage2016
Varietal Composition100% Tannat
AppellationAdelaida
Acid5.9 g/L
PH3.6
Alcohol15.30%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced175
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