A fortified and sweetened wine aromatized with 16 different roots, herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers carefully selected to transform an already complex wine into an otherworldly experience. Open your mind and let it wander. Be enchanted by the gifts of nature. Drink in the visuals of your imagination as you pick through elegant notes of blooming rose, candied hibiscus, brandied cherry, orange vapors, creamy marshmallow, pungent cinnamon, warm rhubarb pie, cranberry ginger ale, hearty juniper, desert sage, breezy strolls along the Mediterranean coast, and the kind of bitterness that comes in realizing that this cannot last forever.
Wine Grape Varietal: 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
ABV: Fortified with Brandy to 16.5%.
Harvest: Mid-September 2018.
Vinification: The grapes shipped cold from Oregon to North Carolina where we began foot treading on site. Fermented on the skins at ambient temperatures for 14 days. Racked to 100% neutral oak barrels and aged for 18 months. Subsequently racked and blended before fortification with brandy.
Bittering: Gentian, Galangal, Dandelion Root.
Aromatization: Macerated on 16 additional roots, herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers.
Bottling: no added sulfites.
Aging: Can be aged, un-opened, for a year or more. Once opened, we recommend vacuum sealing and finishing as soon as possible.