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Amista Sparkling Grenache NV13

This wine was love at first sight - a delicate blush pink - that is strikingly beautiful.  The bubbles are extremely fine and delicate.
142 cases made; 100% Grenache

Our sparkling wines are hand harvested from our estate vineyards in Healdsburg, California. Winemaker Ashley puts the sparkle in every bottle using the Méthode Champenoise, the process used to make fine French Champagne.

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Estate Grown, Morningsong Vineyards

 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Morningsong Vineyards
Harvest Date
August 27, 2013
Sugar
19.20
Acid
7.75
pH
2.96
Aging
5 months in stainless steel plus 12 months in bottle
Bottling Date
February 13, 2015
Residual Sugar
Dosage: 0.6%
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The color is strikingly beautiful: a delicate blush pink almost leaning toward a salmon color. The bubbles are extremely fine and delicate. The aromas are just as beautiful and delicate: delicious yeasty strawberry notes with hints of lemon zest. The palate is round and lush, with a bright acidity to balance out the fullness.
Production Notes
It was created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making Champagne and other sparkling wines.
Winemaker Notes
This is our very first vintage of Sparkling Grenache and it was love at first sight from the first sample I pulled from the press pan. The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning hours and kept extremely cold. They were put straight into the press, with no time allowed for skin contact. The juice was then kept in a stainless steel tank, where it slowly fermented over 30 days at about 52 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 12 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. The bottles were then topped up and a “dosage” was added and the final corks and wire hoods were put into place.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine will be perfect for any classic sparkling wine and food pairing, like briny oysters on the half shell or fried calamari. It also makes a great conversation wine, just hanging out with friends and family before a meal, or anytime really.
Production
142 cases made
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