Each vintage starts as a blank canvas as we seek to hand-craft wines with finesse, harmonious and complex and to guide the wine toward full expression of its innate beauty. Our wines embody the refined character of each varietal, with nuanced layers and graceful balance. They are meant to enhance an experience, to elevate the enjoyment of food and camaraderie.
At Mulvane we start with hand-selected fruit. The clusters are cold-soaked up to fivedays, to extract color and deepen the range of flavors. After de-stemming and gentle crushing, the grapes are moved into fermenters. Fermentations are then carefully punched-down, by hand, two to three times daily.
The wines are aged in French oak barrels for 16-22 months and then aged in bottle for six months before release. Racking and aging decisions are determined on a barrel-by-barrel basis, guided by the distinctive personality of the wine.