Place matters. That’s been our primary message since the launch of our 2012 Estate Red Mountain Reserve, a geographically-designated flagship red blend that eschewed varietal-designation for a focus on geography. Enter the inaugural 2019 release of Estate Red Mountain Cuvée Artemisia, the white wine companion to Estate Red Mountain Reserve. This is an estate-grown, Red Mountain white wine blend where varietal blending convention is thrown out the window in favor of a deep understanding of our Red Mountain home and the stunning white wines that can be grown here. Red Mountain’s heat accumulation and pronounced diurnal shift is well-suited towards producing powerful, ripe white wines. With an eye towards layering and texture, the Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, and Viognier components went through a combination of clay amphora and oak barrel ferments. The result is a hedonistic white wine that can go toe-to-toe with Red Mountain’s finest reds.
GEOGRAPHICAL DESIGNATION // 100% Red Mountain AVA, 100% Estate Grown and Bottled
VINEYARDS // 68% Ranch at the End of the Road, 23% Kiona Estate, 9% Artz Vineyard
COMPOSITION // 59% Roussanne, 23% Chenin Blanc, 18% Viognier
WINEMAKING // 11% Clay Ferm, 89% Brl Ferm, 10 MO Brl Aging, 29% New
CASE PRODUCTION // 217 12 x 750 mL cases, Bottled July 2020 pH // 3.42 TA // 5.5 g/L ALCOHOL // 13.6% RS // 0.59 g/L
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