Kongsgaard by day, Ferdinand by night! Quite the title for winemaker Evan Frazier who currently works as assistant winemaker for the mighty Kongsgaard dynasty as well as producing wine under his own label, Ferdinand. Evan’s wines walk a tightrope between their Spanish heritage and Californian interpretation, with the utmost respect to the fruit and the vineyard. His winemaking is simple and low intervention, never inoculating, adding acid, enzymes or sugar, with judicious use of oak and minimal sulphur.
95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano., picked early to retain its natural acidity. 100% destemmed and transferred to a stainless fermenter, where natural fermentation kicked off after five days. Gentle pump overs twice daily for two weeks so as to gain the best and gentlest extraction, before being moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation and 20 months ageing. Minimal SO2 on bottling and no fining or filtration.
Ferdinand Wines Region:
Lodi, California Vintage:
750 ml Alcohol Content:
14.5% Details & Tasting Notes