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Idelwild 2017 Dolcetto 'Fox Hill'

Idelwild 2017 Dolcetto 'Fox Hill'

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Medium-bodied and fresh with firm structure, this Dolcetto is a joyful expression of red fruit, earth and nuttiness.

Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Vineyard: Fox Hill Vineyard
Location: Mendocino, CA
Alcohol: 12.4%
Production: 275 cases

Floral lift, spice and structure. This vintage shows the contrast of bright freshness against firm structure. The nose shows red cherry, earth, roses, almond and anise. The mouth is medium-bodied with freshness and firm tannin on the finish. It is joyful and fully serious all at once.

Fermented 100% whole cluster with partial food treading, full stem inclusion. Native yeast and bacteria were responsible for the primary to secondary fermentations. Wine was basket pressed and then put down to neutral puncheon for nearly eleven months. Aged 1 year in bottle.

Located southeast of Ukiah on Mendocino’s Talmage Bench, the soils in Fox Hill vineyard are well drained with high concentrations of grave, quartz and sandstone. Planted predominately with Italian varieties.