2018 ESPÉRANCE ESTATE GROWN
This rich red is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah, all from our Estate. In order to bring in each variety at optimum ripeness, we harvest and then ferment each of these separately. Only after 3 weeks of fermentation and properly assessing flavor development do we start to create the final blend. The blend is then allowed to age in our French Oak barrels (approx. 15% new) for 18 months before bottling. We have been bottling this wine since our very first vintage in 1994. This 2018 vintage of our Espérance contains all of the wisdom of our past wines and is thus amongst the best bottlings ever.