Part of the Kirk Williams (KW Vineyard) portfolio of vineyards/citrus groves, Lemoravo is fairly small (26 acres) and sits in the more southern part of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Its name is a portmanteau of the three crops that used to be grown there: Lemons, Oranges, Avocados. Meticulously farmed, Wrath is one of several noteworthy wineries that are lucky to have access to grapes from this vineyard.
Hand harvested and hand sorted, the grapes are cold soaked for three days before inoculation. Clonal lots are kept separated in small open-top bins during fermentation and 20% of the bins go through whole cluster fermentation. Close monitoring ensures that production stages are implemented at optimal periods. The young wine is racked into an assortment of barrels, only French oak, from various tonnelleries for added complexity. This wine was barrel aged for 10 months, 25% new French oak, before bottling and laying down for another 12 months of bottle aging before release.