2018 axr beckstoffer to kalon
The 2018 vintage was a slow-growing season with very little heat spells which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily while protecting the acidity. It ended up giving fruit that was harvested at optimum conditions with the ripeness that the winemaker could choose since there was no rain threat at all in the late season. This translated in the cellar into wines that are complex, juicy yet framed with beautiful acidity.
on the rim: deep, dark garnet with touches of crimson and scarlet on the rim
on the nose: rose, violet and incredibly dense fruit like raspberry and cassis reduction and touches of cedar
on the palate: velvety entrance evolving on a fragrant mid-palate with beautiful plum and blackberry, lingering on elderberry and freshly picked blueberry with a hint of licorice