2020 Wild Child
The Carignan was foot crushed whole cluster and placed on the bottom of the stainless tank while the uncrushed whole bunch Petite Sirah was placed on top of the Carignan. STC sealed the tank and took a dry-cap approach to this wine to minimize extraction (no pump-overs or punch-downs for two weeks on the skins). The Petite Syrah was a true carbonic maceration in a stainless tank for two weeks. The wines were pressed separately and blended after fermentation for seven months in a 5,000L fibreglass tank; bottled unfined/unfiltered with no added SO2
Like all of Alex's wines, this baby is alive and full of energy, even a bit wild, as the name implies. Juicy, with generous red fruit, pops of tart pomegranate, plush tannins, cherry, cranberry and leather, this is a sexy wine that shines with a slight chill.
Limited quantities & exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark
- Area: United States, California, Mendocino County
- Grapes: Petite Syrah & Carignan