The grapes from Abbott Claim are harvested by hand at sunrise and immediately brought to the winery, where we weigh, sort and partially destem them. Fermentation is carried by native yeasts in oak, concrete and stainless steel vessels, where we only encourage the most delicate, hands-off extractions. When fermentation is complete and the wine’s geometry finds balance, it is drained from the vat and the fruit pressed in a basket press. Free run, press wine and lees marry together in barrel, where malolactic fermentation spontaneously starts, often the following Spring.
This bottling brings to life the story of our estate vineyard, with a density and vibrancy characteristic of the site.
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