Densely layered and quite substantial in the mouth, this bottling delivers generous blackberry and black currant fruit, wrapped around a vibrant core of acidity which keeps the wine pert and lively on the palate.
The grapes were crushed into a combination of open top wood and stainless steel fermenters. After a 3 day cold soak, native yeasts were allowed to begin fermentation, which lasted for 18 to 32 days depending on the tank. Once dry, all the wine was racked in to 225L barrels from Taransaud (15%), Franc¸ois Fre`res (30%), Darnajou (25%) and Sylvain (30%) for 20 months – 40% new oak.
Requiem is a blend of grapes from six sites across the Columbia Valley, and specifically from three AVAs: Walla Walla (45%), Horse Heaven Hills (40%), and Red Mountain (15%). Each component is vinified separately and then undergoes a series of blending trials, looking for purity of fruit, complexity and outstanding quality that consistently over-performs.