2015 Barboursville Vineyards Paxxito

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Tasting notes: Densely golden and amber, commonly the image of older white wines, transparently luscious to the eye; creamy texture visible and lush on the palate. Intense bouquet of tropical fruits, including apricot and pineapple, pear, honey and almond. Hints of evolving into age, through skilled structuring in the winery. A firm foundation of alcohol and sugar assures long palate and shelf life.

The vintage was characterized by intermittent rains and warm conditions from Spring into early Summer, which induced vigorous vine growth. Long days became a must, of leaf removals and edging around the clusters to allow sunshine to penetrate in the “fruit zone.” Ideal dry conditions arrived in August and were sustained throughout the entire harvesting period for the Paxxito varietals.

Fermentation: Natural fermentation in older, very neutral barriques of French oak with native yeasts, over several months

Aging: 24 months minimum in older barriques of French oak, very neutral

Composition: Moscato Ottonel 50%, Vidal 50%

Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugars: 16.0%
Total Acidity: 0.85%

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