Wine Maker Notes
Sometimes you get very special grapes which make very special wines. And sometimes, just sometimes, you don’t tell anybody that you’ve got these special grapes and that you’re going to make a very special wine. This was one of those sometimes.The wine was made on the quiet by Jules, hence the name. She had spotted pockets of fruit in certain vineyards that showed great promise. The grapes were hand-picked, hand-plunged, hand-everythinged (using machinery would have been a bit noisy and given the game away). After quiet months in the barrel a very special wine has emerged, as did, after a certain amount of wrestling to the ground, the secret.This wine is an indulgence, Jules’ little secret. On the quiet, she kept aside pockets of fruit showing special promise.These grapes were hand picked, hand plunged and wild fermented. After many quiet months in oak barrels, a very special wine has emerged. The sort to which choirs of angels would sing Hallelujah except that we’ve asked them not to. Because it’s a secret.