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The 2020 Vermentino is crazy. No other way to describe it. The aromas are more floral and fruity than any previous vintage. A wine with this much fruit surely can’t have Euro-minerality, right? Wrong. Sadly, we only made 295 cases in 2020. Like the 2020 Rosé, this wine will go quickly, both out of our winery and your refrigerator.
Fiano represents all that is great about Italian wine. It is a highly unique variety, indigenous to the Lapio area near the town of Avellino. The warm harvest weather resulted in expressive aromas (pear, honey), yet the palate is textured and taught with great acidity. We fermented and aged the wine in concrete, which allows the fruit to shine sans oak.
125 cases produced.
Our 2020 Cuvée Blanc is already showing more expressive, fruit-forward flavors than almost any previous vintage. No need for oak to get anywhere near this beautiful wine. The warm 2020 harvest seemed to amplify all of our white varieties’ personalities, as this year’s Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Picpoul are penultimate examples of their types. GB has a slight gold color and rich texture. The Vermentino is wildly floral and fruity. And the Picpoul is a bucket of citrus. Amazingly this wine has tremendous acidity, which confirms our belief that Southern European whites are perfect in Dry Creek.
Grenache Blanc is native to some of the warmest wine growing regions in Spain and France. In other words, GB can take the heat, which is clearly reflected in our 2020 rendition.
Most Grenache Blanc based wines have slightly darker color for whites, with an almost oily texture. This is particularly true here in California. Our GB has been the antithesis of this style, as it has been our highest acid white. The intense heat of 2020 during harvest pushed our GB more toward a prototypical style- fuller bodied, rich texture-without losing the Unti acidity and minerality.
Our most full-bodied Grenache Blanc to date, this wine will stand up to some stronger food pairings. Additionally, it should age nicely over the next 2-3 years.
Check back for the release of our second 2020 Rosé, 100% Grenache, July 1st.
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