Hiyu Tzum Feis 2022

By Hiyu

Grapes: In 2016, the vines were grafted from Syrah to a field blend of all the grapes one would have encountered in Southwestern France in the late Middle Ages: many clones of heirloom Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Tannat, Abouriou, Fer, Ste. Macaire, Negrette etc.

“The wine expresses itself as pure perfume, more like an enveloping cloud than a liquid. It was not what we expected when planting in such a warm place with these kind of grapes. It lacks the mundane aspects of fruit, acid and mineral that draw most wines to earth. Instead one is swirling with more aerial versions of these things. It smells like a thicket, bramble or hedge; of leaves dense with aromatic oils, ripe raspberry, blackberry and plum, the pollen laden legs of bees and red dust that somehow
contains the essence of summer." -Nate Ready