This is always one of my favorite wines and while I say this every year, this vintage is no exception. It is packed with aromas of fresh picked tangerine, bubblegum, pink grapefruit, lemon verbena and Meyer lemon zest. The palate is filled with so much fruit! There are layers of delicate early spring strawberries, gently muddled raspberries, and loads of aromatic citrus. The finish is bright and bracing and lingers on the palate for days. Once again, this will be my go-to wine for pairing with hors d'oeuvres or sitting on my couch after a long day and everything in between!
2020 was a vintage to remember. From early on in 2020, the vintage was quite warm. Bud break and set happened very smoothly, and the crop size was considerably smaller after two large vintages. In the vineyard, all our varietals were concentrated in yields but delicious in flavors.
100% Grenache. This Sparkling Grenache was created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making Champagne and other sparkling wines.
The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning hours and kept extremely cold. Once in the winery, they were pressed directly off the skins, giving the juice a barely blush color. The juice went to a stainless-steel tank, where it slowly fermented over 18 days at about 57 degrees. After fermentation and settling, the wine was bottled with a small amount of yeast and sugar to induce secondary fermentation. This process took about 10 months. After this, the bottles were riddled to bring the lees and sediment to the neck of the bottle. The necks were then frozen, and the lees were disgorged from the bottles. Finally, the bottles were topped up, and the final corks and wire hoods were put into place.