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Balance, concentration, extraction, complexity, subtlety - wines that reflect the grapes from which they are made and the places where the grapes are grown.
Animale works with highly select wine grape growers in the Yakima and Columbia River valleys of eastern Washington State, USA. The arid climate, barren rocky soils, ample sunshine and generally limited irrigation make for ideal vinifera grape-growing conditions.
Animale harvests grapes at maximum ripeness - to insure intensity of flavor and depth of color. A lengthy, high-temperature primary fermentation enhances fruit-tannin extraction from the grape skins, and the release of enchanting ester aroma components. The resulting wines display a delicate balance amongst varietal fruit aromas and flavors, ample but soft tannins, and nectar-like texture.