Enchant Trinity 2012
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an appellation in the southern Rhône wine region which produces blended wines with rich fruit flavors, intense floral aromas together with hints of herbs and spices and a good Châteauneuf-du-Pape is first and foremost a wine-lover's wine.
Enchant TRINITY is our name for this deeply delicious red wine blended from Grenache - providings a jam-like sweetness with warmth and mellowness, Mourvèdre - adding elegance and structure to the wine and Syrah - providing both color and spice flavors.
These three varieties combine to produce a wine much more enchanting than each of them separately, hence our name "TRINITY" meaning "one+one+one".
Bill describes the sensation of drinking this wine as similar to sitting in a big, old overstuffed sofa - comfortable and luxurious!
Enchanting dark garnet color with complex developing aromas of red licorice, blueberry, smoked meat and violets. Like the classic Châteauneuf Enchant offers the fruit flavors that most wine drinkers love so well, ranging from cherry and blueberry to deep, rich raspberry. Intense aromas of violets and other flowers, woven through with whiffs of earth and Provençal herbs. Great balance and a medium-long finish, it exhibits beautiful freshness, superb maturity, great fragrance, and full-bodied power.
Production for *Enchant* has historically been small averaging only about 400 cases each year.
Vinification of the three Rhone-style wines that will make this blend takes place in small, temperature controlled, open-top stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. The blending for Enchant takes place after about six months in barrel as we feel it is better to blend the wines before the influence of the wood has progressed too far.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 30% new, 30% one use and the balance neutral.