2016 mbf Petite Sirah Futures
The Varietal. From a small berry comes one big dog! Petite Sirah is an interesting varietal. Descended from a cross between the noble Syrah and the little know Peloursin, Petite Sirah produces a hardy, age-worthy wine dense in character and color. Our 2016 Petite Sirah is from Alexander Valley, where warmer temperatues allow the grapes to fully ripen and develop beautiful black fruit flavors.
Brenda's Winemaking. My Petite Sirah was treated to gentle winemaking and oak aging. Fermentation took place in an open-top tank, with hand punch-downs. This approach prevents harsh tannins from being imparted to the wine and allows the wine to be fruit-forward. My 2016 vintage has been aging in 100% used French Oak barrels.