Hiyu 2019 Aura
This is our fifth release of this blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the hillside above the wine tavern. In this vintage the wine is a composite of three micro-vinifications from the parcel. We picked a small lot of pinot noir early and pressed it directly. Next, we picked a fermenter that was half Pinot Noir and half Pinot Gris and macerated it on the skins for 8 days prior to pressing. Finally, we picked a small lot of Pinot Gris and fermented it on the skins for 90 days.
These components create a multi-dimensional wine wine with striking and unexpected layers. It possesses the cut and precision of champagne, amplified, saturated and exotic fruit from the co-ferment and nebbiolo-like tannin and intense whole-cluster spice from the orange wine component. This wine always strongly blends categories between, white, red, rosé and orange wine, but this is particularly the case with this vintage. This wine should age for decades and we definitely encourage you to lay down a few extra bottles if you have the cellar space.