2012 Riquewihr Lost Slough Vineyard
We got no fruit from Lost Slough in the difficult year of 2011. This is our first Riq since 2010. We have gone in a new direction this year, based on smaller experiments in previous years. We fermented 100% of the wine in neutral barrels, and aged it in the same for five months. The wine is very powerful and bass-driven. It has no floweriness, certainly no potpourri. Instead, it has a high-degree of minerality, and though it is a very clean wine, it has the funk of Gewurz. Still great for the dance floor.