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2015 Rose di Grenache
Wine Statistics
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Mendocino County
Harvest Date
September 13, 2015
Sugar
Brix: 22.1
pH
3.19
Aging
Aged in neutral French oak for five months with lees contact and stirred once a month to increase mouthfeel.
Fermentation
De-stemmed and crushed into macro-bins. Juice allowed skin contact for 48 hours prior to pressing in a stainless steel tank for fermentation at 55ºF to dryness. No malolactic fermentation.
Tannin
6.2g/L
Alcohol %
13.5

2015 Rose di Grenache

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER - San Francisco Chronicle 2017 

Grenache is a red grape that originated in northern Spain before making its way to the southern Rhone region of France where it is a staple varietal. 

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Grenache is a red grape that originated in northern Spain before making its way to the southern Rhone region of France where it is a staple varietal. Our Grenache destined for Rose production comes from Trails End Vineyard in Potter Valley, at the northeast corner of Inland Mendocino County. Sitting at the headwaters of the Russian River at 960 feet of elevation, the Grenache block is well suited for accumulating great flavors and aromas but without accumulating too much sugar, therefore keeping a high level of natural acidity and low levels of alcohol in the wine.

Wine Profile
Harvest Notes
2015 delivered another superb harvest season. Despite many challenges such as wildfires, a fourth year of drought and one of the earliest seasons on record, the quality was very high across the board. The season began with a mild winter that resulted in early bud break followed by bloom and then a cooler than normal springtime contributed to smaller grape clusters than normal. The smaller berries within each cluster helped intensify the flavor and aroma compounds and made white wines that are fruit-forward and aromatic, and reds that have great depth and intensity with pleasant tannins.
Vineyard Notes
Grenache is a red grape that originated in northern Spain before making its way to the southern Rhone region of France where it is a staple varietal. Our Grenache destined for Rose production comes from Trails End Vineyard in Potter Valley, at the northeast corner of Inland Mendocino County. Sitting at the headwaters of the Russian River at 960 feet of elevation, the Grenache block is well suited for accumulating great flavors and aromas but without accumulating too much sugar, therefore keeping a high level of natural acidity and low levels of alcohol in the wine.
Winemaker Notes
The nose exhibits notes of grapefruit, strawberry and watermelon with a hint of lychee in the background. The palate displays a generous amount of natural acidity that makes it bright and crisp. It is yet round and balanced with an excellent lengthy finish. This wine is an ode to Provence.
Production
308 cases
Vineyard Statistics
Appellation: Mendocino County Sub AVA: Potter Valley Year planted: 2006 Elevation: 960 feet Exposure: N/A Orientation: North-east to south-west Clone: 362 Rootstock: 420A Soil: Clay loam Yield: 4 tons/acre