It was about time for Dave & Koen to make a red wine, but in classic Y&K fashion it was never really going to be ‘red.’ Red Muscat is a unique mutation that has a color a touch darker than Pinot Gris with both pink, red and brown hues being spotted. Dave found this anti-commercial vineyard of only four rows of gnarly old vines reaching out of the sandy soils of Vine Vale. This was the boys second year with this vineyard but the tribulations of 2020 made 2021 seem like a dream.
The fruit was hand-harvested the last week of February and about 60% of the lot was destemmed while the remainder was kept intact. The lots were fermented separately over the course of seven days then pressed to a combination of old French barriques and tonneau for aging. After six months without any tinkering in barrel the wine was racked to tank to briefly settle then bottled without fining, fining, filtration or any sulfur.