Wölffer Estate Vineyard was very generous, with the contribution of an entire case of their flagship Fatalis Fatum 2006. The retail value is $480.00.
42.0% Merlot from our oldest Merlot vines planted in 1990 with a low yield of 1.5 tons/acre. 29.0% Cabernet Franc planted in 1991 with a yield of 1.9 tons/acre.
After the detailed selection process on a sorting-table, the lots were fermented separately. The Merlot was fermented in a 6000 liter upright French oak tank, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in stainless steel and the Barbera in a 1 ton bin. They fermented at a peak temperature of 86° with a total maceration of 22 to 26 days. The pump-overs and punch-downs were done very meticulously 3 times a day (every 8 hr) during the peak of fermentation. The wine was then gently pressed, and the press fraction >1.1 Bar was separated. After 7 days it went straight into French Barriques (90 % new oak). Malolactic fermentation finished 100%.
Opening bid is $240.00. Minimum bid increment $20.00.
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