We are fortunate to have the ability to consistently get Mourvedre ripe while Calcareous rich soils keep it fresh and precise. This plays a huge role in making the Banshee unique in our lineup of wines. As it evolves in bottle or in the glass The Banshee reveals older world characteristics more reminiscent of wines from the Southern Rhone. A small amount of the Mourvedre was co-fermented 100% whole cluster with Grenache. The remainder of the wines were destemmed. Native yeast conduct the fermentation and cap management is exclusively punch downs. Following a roughly 4 week fermentation, it is basket pressed to 300L French oak barrels with the new oak percentage kept at 35%. Each lot is aged on lees separately for 20 months. The wines are then blended together in tank and bottled unfined and unfiltered. We allow for an additional 10 months in bottle prior to making the wines available to our list. This wine will age with grace for a decade or more. Enjoy early on and The Banshee will show more of its blue and black fruits with savory undertones mixed with layers of licorice and figs. With time, expect to see more herbs and underbrush notes of sage, thyme, and cedar complement the fruit profile.