This year’s blend differed a bit from previous years in being slightly less alcoholic due to a couple of heavy rainstorms in September of 2017 reducing the Brix level at Harvest. The extended period of barrel aging sur lie served to increase the creaminess in the finish without adding an extra element of oak. The wine presents fresh notes of apricot and honeysuckle, with some pronounced peach and pear notes also present. A touch of vanilla and spice comes through from the barrel routine, with overall experience being a well-integrated sensory mélange with no one note dominating.
Food Pairing Notes
There would be no better way to start then to pair this wine with our own Locksley Estate Farmstead Cheese Company’s selection of cheeses and some crusty bread. Follow this with some fried calamari and spicy marinara sauce for dipping. End your meal with a peach and apricot pie with some real vanilla bean ice cream.