m2 estate – nancy’s vineyard
This wine is from the first harvest of Petite Sirah grown in Nancy’s Vineyard on the m2 Winery estate. Calling the winery and vineyard an “estate” is perhaps a bit too precious. After all, at m2 there are no Greek columns and sculptures, nor sweeping vistas of mountains and valleys while sheep graze on the lawn. But “estate” is a term with legal meaning; grapes grown in a vineyard owned by the producer which is crushed, fermented and bottled at the winery.
The vines were planted on June 14, 2014. The grapes were harvested on August 25, 2016. The finished wine was bottled on August 18, 2017.
The wine is medium-bodied in texture with softly rounded tannins and acidity. Very pretty aromas of plums, blackberries and blueberries are evident. A hint of herbal essence accompanied with a light touch of American oak rounds out a lingering finish.
We like this wine. And are surprised by it. We didn’t know what to expect from wine crafted from the first harvest from this young vineyard but we are really looking forward to future vintages.
Oh! Nancy’s Vineyard is named after our little black kitty-cat Nancy, of course.
• m2 Estate – Nancy’s Vineyard, Mokelumne River - Lodi
• Planted: June 2014; Rootstock: 1103P; Clone: Durif 03
• Soil Type: Tokay Sandy Loam
• Irrigation: Drip
• August 25, 2016
• Whole-berry in a small stainless-steel tank, 48-hour cold-soak, twice-daily pump-over.
• Eleven months, 5% new, 95% used American oak barrels
• Malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Racked twice
• 15,4% ABV – pH 3.72 – TA 6.0 g/L – RS .55 g/L
194 CASES PRODUCED