Keep it natural, baby.
Red wine in a can? It seemed like a crazy idea, but they love a challenge, so they set out to make a featherlight red that is refreshing and perfect to drink ice cold. The 2020 Waves Red Wine has aromas of black plum, earth, dark cherry and violets. The palate has a rich middle full of black plum, cherry, and cocoa powder. There is only the slightest hint of mouth-coating tannin, followed by a long, dry finish. A bit of sparkle makes this wine super lively on the palate, perfect for sipping out of the can or from a glass.
Smoke taint was their biggest obstacle in 2020. To overcome it, they came up with a winemaking process that avoids having the juice in contact with the skins. Their method is inspired by the classic Jules Chauvet version of carbonic maceration, wherein the tank is drained of juice daily. This is different than the carbonic maceration method most people use today: Typically, the juice that comes out of the berries macerates with the wine to maximize extraction, but in our method, there is no juice contact with the skins or the stems, resulting in a pure carbonic maceration. This style creates a very light wine without the green notes you would otherwise have. The method was not only great for the wine; it was also great for our growers, and allowed them to harvest and pay for grapes that they otherwise would have left to rot on the vine. They added 10ppm SO2 after digging out and pressing the tanks and an additional 10ppm three weeks before bottling. Only about 25% of this blend was aged in oak, so there is a nice balance of warm tones and crunchy fruit.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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