Ovis (Latin for sheep) . . . is a small lot of wine that pays homage to the flock of sheep that help control the cover crops and weeds in the vineyards. The sheep and the dedicated Great Pyrenees guard dogs are the foundation of Clay Shannon’s sustainable farming practices. His love of protecting mother earth creates fertile lands that produce this extraordinary wine that he and his family offer to you with pride.
Amazing wine takes time. From the Red Hills Vineyard we have produced this aromatic, rich, mouth filling wine. It took three years to find the best block of Petit Verdot in the Red Hills and two years aging in barrel to let the fruit components and tannin meld naturally. Aromas of fresh plums, dried figs, and clove fuse with flavors of juicy red fruits, dried fall leaves, chocolate and dusty tannins.
Time in Barrel: 30 months. 100% 2 year old barrels, 80% French oak, 20% American oak
Cases Produced: 194 (2016)
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