Varietals- 71% Chenin Blanc, 15% Viognier, 14% Verdelho
Vineyards- 86% Grant Family Vineyard, 14% Clondaire Vineyard
Aging/Cooperage- 10 months in concrete egg tank
Production- The Chenin Blanc and Viognier lots were night picked together and whole-cluster pressed into a small tank for cold-settling. The juice was then racked to an egg-shaped concrete tank for fermentation. The egg shape encourageges prolonged suspension of lees after fermentation, giving the wine a richer mouthfeel. The Verdelho was picked separately and also whole cluster pressed. It was blended into the first two lots after fermentation. No acidulation was required and the fermentation lasted 16 days. The resulting wine was then aged with the lees for approximately 10 months.
Scott's Notes- What I love most about winemaking in the foothills…there are no rules! I love all of these varietals and am excited to be able to put together something unique from small cool little lots like this. Enjoy!!