2019 Hill Country White Wine
53% Albariño, 47% Verdelho
The 2019 Texas White Wine is a blend from Enchanted Rock and Bear Vineyards. In past vintages these vineyards have produced separtate wines and that was our plan for 2019, but an abnormally warm winter lead to an unusually early bud break in late February. From March 2nd- 4th, the Hill Country experienced three days of freezing temperatures, with lows reaching 24 degrees for over 8 hours. The Albariño and Verdelho were both hit hard with losses around 60-70% for each variety, forcing us to combine the remaining grapes into one wine. We hand harvested both lots at night and cofermented them in stainless steel.