Savage Grace Dineen Vineyard Cot 2018
COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON
Côt (pronounced "Coh" aka Malbec), fermented with 100% whole-cluster, in a nod to a Beaujolais-style. Light-bodied and savory, with crunchy tannins from stem inclusion. 2017 vintage was top 100 wines in Wine Enthusiast and Decanter. Native fermentation and unfiltered. Also try the fuller body version of Côt from Boushey Vineyard. The achingly pure aromas of wild strawberry , ground rock, earth, spice and herb are arresting. The palate brings all that and more, with notes of herb, and spice that show delicacy, purity and restraint along with a whole lot of acidity.
About the Winery:
Savage Grace Wines was established in 2011 by owner-wine-maker Michael Savage, with a vintage of Cabernet Franc. His vision is to make Old World style lower-alcohol, balanced, and expressive wines. He is continuing to deepen his core understanding of all stages in the vinification process, to put his philosophy of low-intervention winemaking into practice, where the grape, vineyard and vintage form a unique balance.
“SAVAGE” – echoes the struggle of the grape to withstand the stress of ripening, along with making wine that is true to the grape, site, and vintage.
“GRACE” – also his wife’s name, is symbolizing what he hopes to achieve as the end result a wine that is delicate, balanced, approachable yet expressive.