OUR VISION FOR THE WINE:
We're thrilled that the most common descriptor we get about this wine is "delicious!". We wanted to make a wine that is medium bodied, fragrant, intriguiging, versatile and...delicious.
In life to be in the middle is sometimes seen as a bad thing but for us it means you are the best of everything, a well-rounded student or athlete. Alto! Alto!! red should be: medium bodied: medium in aromatics (with carbonic lift, spice, herbs); medium in fruit (showing red, black and blue); and medium in structure (refreshing acidity and tannin to cut the plump fruit).
- bright purple with ruby inflection:
- blackberry, raspberry, plum, anise, nuances of tobacco leaf and woody spice;
- to drink - medium weight, juicy, smashable palate, just the right amount of sour cherry acidity, finished with a refreshingly fine tannin profile.
This is the label where we take the opportunity to be creative and just make wine for pleasure. We want to avoid classic limitations, rules or definitions - if it feels good, do it!
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec
Total production: 254 dozen
Richer dishes, especially with sweet/sour/spicey characters, think: miso glaze; pomegranate molasses; hoi sin; XO; caponata.