Read Making Corteza Grenache here.
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.
VARIETIES : 95% Grenache, 5% White Zinfandel
LOCATION : Contra Costa County
VINEYARD : Corteza Vineyard + Arrowhead Vineyard
ALCOHOL : 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION : 440 cases