Wine Maker Notes
The vines are severely pruned and the rows are plowed. The grapes are all harvested by hand and then carefully sorted. The Guichardes have installed a modern winery with temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in which the wine is fermented. Each cepage is vinified separately, assembled in the Spring and then aged in concrete cuves before bottling. The Guichardes have also constructed an air-conditioned bottle storage and shipping room. The Guichardes' aim for intensely fruity, juicy, and spicy medium bodied wines which are meant to be enjoyed on release or with up to about five years of bottle age.