Storm Front offers a deep ruby-crimson color and engaging aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, Damson plum, black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, olive, anise, rosemary and sage. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused red fruits that are intermixed with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dusty earth. The back picks up pressed fruits, roasted nuts, framboise, and kirsch liqueurs, mocha and pencil shavings, followed by a slightly grainy sweet-dry tannin finish.
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 7-10
day fermentation. Then the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine. into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.