Wine from old vines is a true embodiment of the rich legacy of American winemaking. These wines are made from grapes that come from vineyards with age-old vines that have been producing exceptional grapes for decades.
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£22.00 £15.50 Ex VATOur wines are largely sourced from California, Oregon and Washington – these regions have some of the oldest vines in North America and produce some truly exceptional wines as a result.
What makes our wines even more special is how they’re produced. Lovingly nurtured by small production growers who know every inch of their land like the back of their hands, these grapes are treated with utmost care and respect throughout the growing season until they reach their full potential at harvest time.
The term “old vines” refers to grapevines that are usually more than 50 years old, and possess complex root structures deep in the soil, which enable them to access nutrients and moisture not available to younger vineyards.
The old age of these vines means they produce less fruit but with more concentration of flavour and aroma. In addition, the thick trunks and gnarly branches provide strong support for the clusters of grapes as they ripen under the ideal conditions of warm days followed by cool nights.
These growing conditions allow for a longer hang time on the vine which results in greater complexity of flavours, ranging from blackberry, plum and cherry with hints of spice and earthiness.
The vines have withstood the test of time and the grapes are rich in flavour and complexity bringing a depth of character to each glass. Each sip revealing layers of flavour that can only come from decades-old roots deeply embedded in the soil.
Truly unique and special, they demonstrate how a little patience can lead to an exceptional drinking experience.
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