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Primavera

MICRO CUVÉE

HEADLINE FACTS

TITLE Primavera
MATURATION 1364 DAYS OR 3 YEARS, 7 MONTHS & 25 DAYS
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 15 DECEMBER 2021
Bottled February 2022
ABV 50%
For Market Online
No. OF BOTTLES 1,000

PRIMAVERA

Shaking off the heavy oppression of wintry gloom, the countryside begins to burgeon & blossom, bursting with the verdant vitality of hedgerows, boughs – & promise. The promise of rebirth & renewal in its lush explosion of viridescence. Head Distiller Ned, with Spring in his stride, captures this vibrancy in a sap-stirring symphony of Single Farmness.

THE GROWERS

Martin Foley Hook Head
Ed Harpur Bannow Island
Phil O'Brien Sheestown
John Rowe Hilltown

BARLEY VARIETIES

A Micro Cuvée Explainer

The spirit of a Micro Cuvée is intended to be fun and frivolous. We managed to smuggle a bottle of Pique-Nique – last summer's very limited Micro Cuvée – to our founder and CEO Mark Reynier, whilst he was at home on Islay. Here he explains the mood of a Micro Cuvée: what these little bottlings are all about.

YEAST & WATER

FERMENTATION TIME 141 hours
Production water Volcanic Aquifer

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Spring’s early morning sunrise with legs and oils that remind me of furrows in a field.

Nose: Fresh green foliage like ferns, dry fresh ploughed soil, lavender, mint leaf, lemon, orange & green apple skins, dry toast, basil, toffee sweets, Iris & crocus flowers, plums. It has a smell that reminds me of being in a field when lambs have been left out.

Taste:  Sesame seeds, ginger, pine nuts and almonds biscuits, buttery that reminds me of drinking cow’s milk from the tank, blistered Padrón peppers with rock salt, grapefruit.

Finish: Almond chocolate, green apple skin, floral notes, dryness, nougat, leaves a lingering zingy note.

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
Archive Storage Hook Head 1.1 Assemblage 760 Various - 81 cask blend 10 November 2020 Hook Head
Archive Storage Bannow Island 1.2 Assemblage 550 Various - 25 cask blend 15 April 2020 Bannow Island
Archive Storage Sheestown 1.2 Assemblage 540 Various - 74 cask blend 16 July 2020 Sheestown
11338 Premium French 221.1 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 10 May 2018 Hilltown

Composition

27% FIRST FILL U.S
14% VIRGIN U.S.
43% PREMIUM FRENCH
16% VIN DOUX NATUREL