Iapetus 2016 Louise Swenson Substrata

Iapetus 2016 Louise Swenson Substrata

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Variety: 100% Louise Swenson

Vineyard: McCabe’s Brook

Location: Shelburne, VT

Alcohol: 11.9%

Total production: 71 cases

Grapes for this wine were destemmed and crushed, then sent to tank to soak on their skins for several hours before pressing. Juice was cold settled and subsequently racked into three hungarian oak barrels, one new and two one-year old, to ferment. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was aged sur lie for nine months, with battonage performed weekly for the first three months. Spontaneously fermented, unfined, and unfiltered.

The first block of Louise Swenson was planted at the McCabe’s Brook Vineyard in 2006. The vines are trained to a hi-wire cordon system on 10’x8’ spacing. Wildflowers border this plantings eastern edge. A slightly western aspect and north-south row orientation allow for maximum sunlight and exposure to prevailing winds. Soils are deep, well drained, sandy/stony loams formed in glacial till derived from limestone, calcareous shale, schist, and quartzite.