TA 4.5 g/l pH 3.5 Alc. 13.0%.
2013 MALVASIA BIANCA
As has become our habit, we picked this in the middle of the night on September 19th, gave it some extended skin contact all night long and into the early morning hours. As the first bins hit the press, we were blown away with the scents of Hawaii, so unbelievably pronounced and lovely was the aroma, and so immediately apparent. We have never experienced anything like it in more than 20 vintages working with this vineyard and this variety. Fermentation began low and slow in stainless steel, at temperatures of about 10C/50F. Our Frangipani blossom special, the 2013 kept fermenting well into February. We kept it on the lees (and rails) and stirred it every few weeks for an additional 3 months for added texture and dimension before bottling it in May.