Variety: 50% Grenache Noir, 50% Grenache Blanc
Location: Dunnigan Hills, Yolo
Vineyard: windmill, CCOF Organic
Soil: Pink Gravelly Alluvium
Production: ~145 cases
Aromatics of kiwi, guava, and tangerine lead right into a crunchy and tannic palate of fresh and juicy sour candy. A thirst quenching spring holiday wine that will keep you cool throughout the summer.
Rolling hills of olives, fruit trees, and grapes set you assure that this terroir is well suited to Rhone varieties amongst others. Cared for by the calm and focused Sergio Villanueva this CCOF organic vineyard was first consulted for by progressive Viticulturalist Steve Mathiasson.
With inspiration stemming from some of the natural legends of Tavel and Roussillon, a short maceration creates a textured wine that falls somewhere between rosé, ramato, glouglou. The Grenache Blanc & Grenache Noir were
destemmed evenly together and allowed to begin native fermentation. Gentle pump overs were used to keep the ferment healthy and after 6 days the grapes were pressed and the fermenting juice was sent to stainless tank to finish fermentation. After 5 months sur lie the wine was racked in preparation for bottling. Unfined, unfiltered, with no other ameliorations except 10ppm SO2 at bottling.