I view the winegrowing process as one beautiful continuum from winter pruning to wine in bottle ready to be released three years later. That being said, a fundamental stage happens once the grapes arrive at the winery. At that time, we are in charge of every single variable that occurs. My approach is simple but requires enormous attention to detail at every stage of execution. While first and foremost I want the vineyard’s terroir to shine through, my goal with every block of fruit is being so attuned and thus adaptive along the fermentation process to make the best, most hedonistic wines possible with what that particular vintage has blessed us with.
~ Chris Figgins