2016 Andreas 1.5L magnum - Den Hoed Winery
Out of the gate it appeared that 2016 would be one of the hottest vintages on record. Bud break, bloom and veraison were earlier than typical as high temperatures pushed the vines along. Moderating, cooler temperatures prevailed for August thru October presenting the perfect conditions for extended hang time. We selected our best clusters of Clone 8 from two blocks and Clone 15 from one block on September 29th and October 11th. Extended maceration was employed to give the wine richness and complexity, and it was then aged quietly in predominantly new French oak until bottling on March 22, 2019.