Our Boldest, Strongest Dry Red Wine - a Powerful Varietal Expression of this Rare Madiran Varietal
Research in Europe makes the case for oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs) as the source of red wine’s health benefits. All red grapes contain OPCs, but scientists have identified Tannat as having the greatest concentration. The evidence of Tannat’s benefits can be seen in the surprisingly long lifespans of residents of the Département of Gers in southwest France. Flying Leap’s Tannat is grown at our Block 2 vineyard near Willcox. Planted in April 2012, our Tannat took strongly to southeastern Arizona’s dry, arid climate, producing small, deeply dark-skinned berries. Hand-harvested at an ideal yield of just 2 tons per acre, the finished wine was aged in new French oak barriques for 22 months, producing a distinctive, full-bodied wine with pronounced aromas of vanilla, smoke, plum and a wonderfully spicy blackberry finish. With velvety smooth tannins, this wine drinks beautifully young, but will improve significantly with 3-5 years of cellar aging. Serve with roasted game meats, spicy sausages and bold cheeses.
Vineyard Source 1 [Tannat - 85%]: Flying Leap, Block 2 (Willcox, Arizona)
Vineyard Source 2 [Malbec - 12%]: Hoffmann, Lujan de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina)
Vineyard Source 3 [Petit Verdot - 3%]: Flying Leap, Block 1 (Willcox, Arizona)
Full Cliff Jump Price: $68.00
High Dive Price: $72.25
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