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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Mt. Carmel,

Superb, terroir-driven structure.

Facts of Note

NEW TO RELEASE

Inaugural vintage of Mt. Carmel in the Single Vineyard Series

CONCRETE

64% concrete fermentation

WHOLE CLUSTER

49% whole cluster in the fermentation, creating superb seamless structure and depth

Planted in 1989, on steep and rugged land surrounding an abandoned Carmelite monastery, Mt. Carmel was one of the first vineyards planted in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Primarily dry-farmed, Mt. Carmel is extremely cool and windy. This, combined with exceptional Botella clay and limestone soils, produces a wine that is as intricate and dynamic as it is alluring.

Combining five elite clones and made with 43% whole cluster, it has a superb, terroir-driven structure, seductive tannins and an underlying tensile acidity. On the palate, pure, vibrant flavors of raspberry, blueberry, cacao nibs, and dried herbs coalesce around an energetic core, before culminating in a long, resonant finish.

2018 Mt. Carmel Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Mt. Carmel
Clones
Pommard, Swan, 667, 2A, 828
Orientation
East/West
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Botella clay & limestone

Technical
Details

Fermentation
64% concrete / 43% whole cluster / 29% stainless steel / 7% wood fermentation
Oak
100% stainless steel for 4 months / 36% new French oak for 16 months / 15% new Austrian oak for 16 months
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.55
TA
5.97 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Brilliant vivacity with enticing notes of raspberry, blueberry, dried herbs, and cacao nibs.

Mouth: Firm and energetic, with compact and precise tannins. Lengthy and completely unforgettable.