Ursa Major 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
From 30 year old vines, farmed organically on deep sandy loam soils, sitting on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver. 2021 was an incredibly hot and dry growing season, drought like conditions from spring into late summer. Two major heat waves, one in May and a doozy in June and July which saw temperatures soar to 47 degrees. The fruit was picked by hand in the second week of October. After that it was destemmed into open top fermenters, punched down once a day then pressed after 7 days of maceration. The juice was racked into neutral barrels where it underwent an ambient fermentation and secondary fermentation. The wine was left on lees for 10 months before being bottled with 25ppm of added sulphur.