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SEGHESIO OLD VINES ZINFANDEL 2009 SEGHESIO OLD VINES ZINFANDEL 2009

Seghesio are firmly established in the premier league of Zinfandel producers and the "old vines" is one of their finest. Recipient of numerous medals and 90+ points from the American critics, this wine is layered, elegant and complex along with considerable structure and ageing ability - a stunner!



ONLY AVAILABLE IN AN UNSPLIT CASE OF 6


VINEYARD
Of the Seghesio family's 400 acres of vineyard, half are planted to Zinfandel.

The vines for the "Old Vines" Zinfandel are sourced from old head-pruned vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. The average age of the vines is 90 years old.

Seghesio employ aggressive hand canopy management during the growing season, including leaf removal and the tipping of shoots to promote lateral growth for optimal sun exposure. Crop thinning at 75% and 95% veraison removes latent, stacked and weak shoot clusters. A wet Spring and warm May produced an abundance of leaves requiring multiple passes through the vineyards to remove leaves and weak shoots, providing the fruit with optimum exposure to sunlight, and saving the crop in September's unsettled weather.

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Zinfandel

VINIFICATION
The wine was fermented in open top fermenters using 100% punching down during the period. The must was macerated for a total of twelve days. The resulting wine was barrel-aged for 16 months in 75% French oak, 25% American oak; 33% of which was new.

TASTING NOTE
Deeply perfumed aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and Old Vine Zin`s intrinsic briary spiciness. Boysenberry pie and red plums mingle for juicy mid-palate synthesis. A hint of French oak seasoning adds dimension to this concentrated, opulent and well balanced wine

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    15.5% (11.6 units of alcohol)




Per Bottle 34.99

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