Predator ‘Lodi’ Old Vine Zinfandel 2017


100% Zinfandel


California, USA
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Lodi, California is ideally situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay Delta and benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, producing world-renowned Zinfandel. The nature vineyards produce powerfully rich and flavourful Old Vine Zinfandel.
– Special Vintage Info: The sustainable way of grape growing ensures the health and vitality of the land. ‘Natural Predation’ is an eco-friendly strategy to control harmful critters in the vineyard. Ladybugs, a natural inspect predator, along with predator mites, feed on destructive aphids.
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled:
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel:
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aged in French and American oak.
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l):
– Alcohol: 15%
– pH:
– Total Acidity
Tasting Notes:
An intense, full-bodied wine. Aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, earthy nutmeg, cardamom and smoky oak. Bold red raspberry, cherry and juice blackberry flavours with baking spices. Supple tannins and generous structure allow for a long, smoky finish.