2016 Cuvée Alice

2016 Cuvée Alice
2016 Cuvée Alice
Tasting notes

When Hansjörg Wyss bought this historic property, he named it Halter Ranch in honor of his mother, Alice Halter. With this reserve blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Tannat, we are honoring her once again with the name Cuvée Alice. This balanced and well-structured wine has aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries with flavors of fresh and dried cherries and pomegranates. Vibrant and bright on the palate, supple tannins lead to a long, elegant finish. Cuvée Alice will age beautifully for years to come.

This versatile wine pairs well with vegetarian dishes, chicken, pork or wild game.

Production notes

Harvest Dates:
Grenache - Block 67: 9/7/16, Block 39: 9/9/16, Block 73: 9/26/16
Mourvèdre - Block 4: 9/28/16
Syrah - Block 18: 9/14/16
Tannat - Block 20: 10/14/16

Fermentation: A portion of the four varietals were co-fermented in different closed top fermentors, with open pump overs two times daily for an average of 10 days, other portions were fermented separately then added to the blend post malolactic fermentation.    

Aging: Aged 18 months in two twice used 600L Taransaud French oak puncheons and the balance in neutral and once used French oak barrels.

Bottled: April 20, 2018 

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Varietal Composition66% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 2% Tannat
Acid5.9 g/L
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced379
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