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2018 Grenache Blanc

2018 Grenache Blanc
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VINEYARD: In 2004 we planted an experimental block of Grenache Blanc,
Picpoul, and Vermentino. All three of these varieties are native to the
Mediterranean areas of Europe, and as such, tend to retain natural acidity
and mineral character in warmer climates. Grenache Blanc is one of the
key components to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc and the white wine from
Spain’s Priorat and Terra Alta. We now have almost two acres of Grenache
Blanc planted. Since Grenache Blanc is a genetic mutation of Grenache
Noir, it tends to show more texture and body than most white wines.


HARVEST & VINIFICATION: 2018 was a fairly normal growing season. A cool
August slowed the ripening of our grapes and helped retain solid acidity in
the wines. The Grenache Blanc was picked September 9th and September
16th. We usually harvest our whites between 21.5 and 22.5 brix. The grapes
are de-stemmed, pressed, and sent to tank where the juice is allowed to
settle for 24 hours prior to fermentation. We fermented our Grenache Blanc
in concrete tanks at temperatures below 70 degrees to retain bright
aromas. Concrete tanks offer some of the oxidative benefits of oak without
imparting wood flavor. We prevented this wine from going through malolactic
fermentation thereby preserving the bright natural acidity in this steely
white.


STYLE & DESCRIPTION: Our 2018 Grenache Blanc shows more texture and
complexity than most whites with the mineral character and acidity of
French Chablis. The notion of a Dry Creek Valley white wine that is suitable
with raw oysters still blows my mind. It begs the question: Who needs
Chardonnay grown in Dry Creek Valley when you can have Grenache
Blanc?

H A R V E S T E D :
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018


BRIX AVG:
22.9


B L E N D :
100% GRENACHE BLANC


ACIDITY: 6.4 g/L


p H : 3 . 1 7


ALCOHOL: 1 3 . 7 %


A G I N G :
CONCRETE TANKS


B O T T L E D :
4 / 1 8 / 1 9


CASES PRODUCED:
355

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol %
13.5