Outer Limits - 2018 - Hardy Wallace
Dirty and Rowdy
Very Bandol-like in style, this cuvée is named Outer Limits because it is completely unlike any other wine made by the estate! The nose is deep and concentrated, the palate velvety and suave, with silky tannins.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 15.2 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2026
100% Mourvèdre from 100-year-old vines, own-rooted / ungrafted, farmed organically, without irrigation, and planted on limestone and granite soils. This is the same plot as the Enz Old Vineyard, but harvested four weeks later when the vines have lost their leaves. Located in the very small appellation of Lime Kiln Valley in San Benito County. Vinification: whole bunch maceration, followed by maturation in barrels that have seen 8 to 14 wines. Unfiltered and unfined, with just a microdose of sulphur at bottling.
Hardy Wallace is a next gen winemaker whose energy and contagious enthusiasm is shaking up California’s Napa Valley! His was a long journey towards winemaking, which started after the economic crisis of 2008: Hardy lost his job in Atlanta, and found himself catapulted into the California wine world as a social networking manager for a big estate. Learning the business on the job, a few months...All wines
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