Clandestino, meaning clandestine or secret, was picked by an allstar team of enology students and volunteers under a harvest moon from Hassayampa Vineyard and Farm in Northern Arizona. The name itself conjures the image of the harvesters working in the dark under the light of the moon, and also honors the Clandestinos from history that have come over the border to pick fruit. Barrel aged for four years in neutral oak, this wine is bold, tannic, rich and herbaceous with classic Barbera characteristics. It is a grape that does well in Arizona, maintaining its acidity even as it ripens more under our generous sun. This wine was minimally processed using gravity in lieu of pumps. Unfiltered and unfined.
Harvest Date: September 17th 2016.
Tech Notes: Alcohol by volume (ABV) 16% pH 3.6 Titratable Acidity 6.5 grams/liter Residual Sugar 7 mg/100 ml
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