Tasting notes: White strawberry on the nose, guava & white peach on the palate.
This is our first vintage working with fruit grown in Contra Costa County. The Grenache Noir grapes were the first red grapes brought in for our 2021 harvest, on August 13th. Left whole-cluster for carbonic maceration to occur for one week, we then pressed to stainless steel to ferment for 12 days. The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrel for 6 months. We bottled it unfiltered.
We set out to make a light-bodied red from this new vineyard, but ended up with less color from the skins than we had hoped – we had pressed the Grenache before it went through mortification, when the color fully bleeds from the skins into the grape and attribute that to the lightness of the wine. Nonetheless, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome: a delicious mineral driven Grenache rosé. We know you will enjoy this new wine.
VARIETIES : 95% Grenache, 5% White Zinfandel
LOCATION : Contra Costa County
VINEYARD : Corteza Vineyard + Arrowhead Vineyard
ALCOHOL : 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION : 440 cases