2015 Dornfelder

Here is another very special, very small production wine made from a single varietal that we have not released before. Let us introduce this delicious bottling of our 2015 Dornfelder. 
Dornfelder is a black grape variety originating from a German crossing of two vinifera grapes called Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe. Dornfelder has great pigmentation, is juicy and aromatic. We have blended in a bit of Zweigelt (9%) (An Austrian variety grown in the research vineyard) and Pinot Noir (7%) for elegance, flavor and aromatic complexity. This wine was raised in older oak barrels for ten months and bottled by gravity. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot, punched down by hand and fermented with wild yeast. This is a darkly fruited, brambly, savory and delicious bottle of wine. Our 2015 Dornfelder is super youthful and will benefit from decanting (if drinking now) as well as another 4-5 years of time in the bottle. Match with fatty fish dishes, braised meat dishes, roast pork and wild boar pappardelle! 70 cases. 4 bottle max per customer.