2018 Dirt Worshipper

2018 Dirt Worshipper

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98% Syrah, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne

This viscerally thrilling wine explodes with aromas of olive tapenade, white pepper, violets, blackberry, and smoked paprika. Intensely mysterious flavors of açai berry, seared meats, walnuts and pomegranate lead you to believe that the wine will be rustic and backwards, but the palate is suspenseful, with a refined and linear texture that evolves to a round, supple and incredibly long finish. This vintage of Dirt Worshipper is a tour de force for us at Denner, we couldn’t be prouder to share it with you. 98% Syrah, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne. Fermented 45% Whole Cluster.

 

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Acid
5.7 g/l
pH
3.82
Aging
Aged for 21 months in 15% new French oak, 7% new Hungarian oak, and 78% used 225L barrels
Fermentation
6-day cold soak with twice daily pump-overs. 12-day native fermentation with a mix of delestages and pump-overs for cap management. 18-day total maceration. Fermented 45% whole cluster.
Bottling Date
6/22/20. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Alcohol %
14.3

Cooperage and √Člevage

Aging
Aged for 21 months in 15% new French oak, 7% new Hungarian oak, and 78% used 225L barrels

Fermentation

Fermentation
6-day cold soak with twice daily pump-overs. 12-day native fermentation with a mix of delestages and pump-overs for cap management. 18-day total maceration. Fermented 45% whole cluster.

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
36% Bassetti Vineyard, 30% Denner Vineyard, 20% Duvarita Vineyard, 7% Stolo Vineyard, 7% Slide Hill Vineyard

Case Production

Production Notes
1294 cases produced.

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