Peirano Estate Vineyards 2021 Tempranillo
The Lodi appellation is an ideal growing area for Tempranillo and presents a climate and terroir much more in tune with that of Tempranillo’s native Spain then other areas of California. The fruit for this wine was HAND PICKED into small bins for gentle handling and to maintain health and quality.
Once we have received the fruit at the winery, the grapes are inoculated with yeast that help retain the fruits’ natural character while extracting a good amount of tannin during an even fermentation. For this wine we use a combination of rotary fermentation as well as static fermentation (tank fermentation), because we can get different characteristics from each. After completion of malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and then aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 15% of which is new oak.
This Spanish varietal gives off a glorious garnet color as a sight for sore eyes. The wine is medium-bodied with aromas of ripe dark plum, boysenberry jam and blackberries. The bouquet from the barrel adds a hint of toffee. Swirl it around and immediately notice the tears of the wine as they slowly slide down the glass with joy. Take a sip to indulge in a palate of spiced plum, blackberry, dragonfruit and a touch of goji berry followed by moderate tannins that linger on the finish. Serve together with Shepard’s pie for a perfect pairing you can’t deny!
- Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
- Total Acidity: .61g
- Bottled: June 9, 2022
- pH: 3.77
- Residual Sugar: .40
- Alcohol: 13.8%
Enjoy now or cellar thru 2025