2018 The SERPENTS - A dry Sémillon from 24-year-old vines from The Bavarian Lion vineyard in Knights Valley.
Grapes are hand-harvested then fermented with indigenous yeast. A portion was fermented on the skins, adding notable complexity.
Aged one year on its lees in Tuscan terra-cotta amphora and neutral French oak barrels.
A wine for immediate enjoyment or for cellaring. Hand-dipped in beeswax. 209 cases produced.
Richness and brightness in perfect balance.
Aaron Pott's Tasting Notes:
"Pecorino, lime, linalool, tomato leaf, grapefruit, quince, acacia flower, cardamon, super flinty and mineral in the nose.
Yummy, so creamy this vintage."
Aaron Pott's Serving Recommendation:
"Best not to serve it too cold, 50°F, as some of the best aromas come out then. I would decant for 30 minutes at least, just to get the best of it."