All the stems of the grapes were removed with partial crushing of the berries. The must was cooled to reduce the temperature immediately after crushing to maintain flavors and aromas and reduce the level of SO2. This was followed by cool pre-fermentation maceration for 72 hour to extract primary flavors and color. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with jackets at 25°C. Total maceration period was between 20 to 35 days. Natural malolactic fermentation at 16°C. No fining and unfiltered wine. 80% of the wine was kept in 70% French oak barrels and 30% American oak barrels for a period of 10 months.
Cameron Hughes is an American negociant that makes, imports, and distributes ultra-premium wine under five wine labels; The Lot Series, Hughes Wellman, Cameron Hughes California, Greenlip, and Zin Your Face. Our wines are nationally distributed and carried in chains, grocery, broad market (fine wine and liquor shops), on premise (restaurants and hotels) and online.
The company was founded by Cameron Hughes and Jessica Kogan in 2001 for one simple reason – to bring truly exceptional wine to the market at real world prices. We do this by partnering with the finest growers and wineries in the world and delivering consistently high quality wines and the highest degree of service to our customers. The result is Cameron Hughes is one the most trusted wine brands in the industry, receiving high praise from wine experts and consumers like you.