Region: Heringer Vineyard is, Clarksburg AVA.
Farming/Vinification: The wine was whole cluster pressed, settled clean, and fermented without inoculation in a combination of old neutral barrels and stainless steel. The wine underwent a spontaneous partial malolactic fermentation. With the rich alluvial soil, the modestly warm days and the cool breezes winding through the nearby Delta, the Aglianico struggles here to accumulate much sugar. Rather than dark and brooding, the fruit retains more delicacy and brightness.
Notes: With its striking acidity, powerful fruit and firm tannins, Aglianico can make a beautiful, aromatic yet serious rosé. A beautiful pale pink color with crystalline aromas of tiny red strawberries and fresh grapefruit rind. The delicacy of the color and aromatics belie the sneaky concentration of the wine. The palate opens with snappy acidity and finishes with expansive power.