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Idlewild 2016 Barbera 'Fox Hill'

Idlewild 2016 Barbera 'Fox Hill'

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This Barbera is teeming with black fruit and earthy minerality with firm and fresh structure to balance.

Variety: 100% Barbera
Vineyard: Fox Hill Vineyard
Location: Mendocino, CA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Production: 294 cases

With such amazing natural acidity, a deeper and more brooding wine can still find balance. Amarena black cherries, earth, balsamic, violets, quinine, graphite and macerated plums are all balanced by the firm and fresh structure.

Grapes were foot trodden and all stems were included, for added spice and structure. The must fermented naturally via native yeast and bacteria. Wine was pressed to neutral puncheon where it evolved and integrated for nearly eleven months. Then 1 year in bottle completed its aging.

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.