2018 Madam Preston

The 2018 Madam Preston is the fifteenth vintage of this cuvee of the white Rhone grapes we grow. Unlike our L. Preston, where five red grapes seem to sing in one voice, the four varieties here certainly play well together, but seem a little less willing to relinquish their individuality. And rightfully so! Great complexity results: Roussanne, the foundation, brings elegant, low-note aromas of waxy green melon and wildflower honey, complemented on the same wavelength by Marsanne. Viognier plays the melody on the nose, with peaches and their heady blossoms, while Grenache Blanc weaves aromas of bay laurel throughout. Acidity and compelling texture are the first impressions in the mouth, giving way to more of Viogniers alluring fruitiness and ultimately on to a Roussanne-driven finish marked by depth and richness.

44% Viognier,34% Roussanne
17% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc
13.0% Alcohol
TA 6.9 gm/L
pH 3.35

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF) and our farming practices are Biodynamic. Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria.

Cases Produced: 531
Aging Potential: 3-5 years from vintage
Retail Price: $36


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