Drawing inspiration from the rare white wine blends of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone, Anna’s combines 4 varieties from our Estate Vineyard, varieties that are indigenous to the Mediterranean climate of southern France. An example of synergy at its best, the wine comes together as a whole cloth sewn from each of its 4 components. Resembling apples, honeysuckle, roasted nuts and pineapple individually, these grapes owe their DNA to the warmer conditions found in the latitudes closer to the equator 35 – 43 degrees, not tropical but experiencing warm summer days and nightly cool-downs. Full of luscious perfumed aromatics the wine exudes richness and viscosity tempered with refreshing and energetic length. Each variety was handled separately, gently whole cluster pressed, settled in tank and barrel fermented in mostly neutral (previously used) oak barrels on native yeast cultures. A small percentage of Grenache Blanc was kept in stainless barrels to contribute a greater sense of its bright malic acidity. Wines went through a natural malo-lactic conversion and occasional lees stirring for their 10 month sojourn in barrel.