Tzum "Fèis" Spring Ephemeral


Prepare to be overcome by the depth & beauty of Hiyu wine. The grapes that make up Tzum Fèis Spring Ephemeral are varieties native to Bordeaux & Southwestern France, bottled in the summer to preserve their fruit & fragrance. Think Loire Valley Cabernet Franc with Burgundian influence.

This is made from a 1.5 acre field in the more steeply pitched, rockier portion of the Scorched Earth vineyard. The block is own-rooted zinfandel that was top worked to a blend of grapes from Bordeaux and Southwestern France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, Petite Verdot, Tannat, Fer, Abouriou, and Ste. Macaire. This is fermented in open top wooden vats, tread by foot, and pressed into older Burgundian barriques. This version was bottled in the first summer to preserve its fruit and fragrance. Despite the cepage, this has more in common with Loire Valley Cabernet Franc made in a decidedly Burgundian fashion than with any wine from Napa or Bordeaux.