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A warm Paso summer re-energized these venerable old vines, following the devastating frost of 2011. Planted in 1964, the HMR Vineyard is a selection of “suitcase clones” planted on their own rootstock. We cannot make a specific clonal attribution, but the small sized clusters and tiny yields are the result of age, chalk rock, and calcareous soils, which have produced memorable Burgundian character wines.
The harvest lasted from late August into the first week of September. Fermented with indigenous yeast strains in open top tanks, and finished in new and neutral French oak barrels, the best barrels were selected for the vineyard designated level. Every passing day sees this wine evolving into its full potential.