Dodon's 2019 South Slope reveals aromas of red cherry, flint, strawberry preserves on the nose, and mocha, raspberry and rosemary on the palate.
17 acres on estate; 1800 vines/acre. Training: double guyout/cane pruning
Hand harvested, destemmed and sorted, fermented in stainless steel tanks with pump overs, 30-day maceration, and aged in French oak for 21 months, 397 cases produced
41% Merlot, 31% Cabernet France, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with rack of lamb, or grilled vegetables dressed in olive oil, tomatoes and capers
The 2019 vintage saw higher than normal winter temperatures resulting in bud failure, excessive shatter (when the seeds are not fertilized), and isolated bunch rot at harvest. Although yields were low, about 20% less than usual, quality of harvested fruit was outstanding. Annual trends toward greater depth and complexity continued, consistent with the increasing age of the vines and ecological farming practices