Our 2021 Grenache starts with beautiful aromas of cinnamon and spice and dried fruit leather. Lots of juicy fruit notes tickle the front palate with chewy tannins on the finish. This wine is juicy and delicious and could be served at room temperature or with a slight chill.
2021 was a beautiful vintage. The winter was quite dry with far lower than average rainfalls but we had a few spring rains that helped us out. The growing season was warm but very even and without any adverse weather events. We picked slightly earlier than average. The flavors are intense and concentrated because of the very small crop this vintage.
We picked these grapes by hand at daybreak and divided them into two lots within the winery. One lot was left whole cluster and foot treaded before being put in a tank for cold soaking. This lot was pumped over once daily during the cold soak and then pumped over twice daily during the native yeast fermentation until being drained and pressed directly to barrel.
The second lot was destemmed and went to tank whole berry where it was cold soaked for 4 days before the native fermentation started. The grapes were punched down instead of being pumped over. The lots were kept separate until just before bottling where the two lots were blended together and bottled without fining or filtration.
The Morningsong Vineyard Grenache comes from our Morningsong Vineyards and is a mix of two clones: 515 and 362. The mix of two clones adds to the depth and character of the finished wine.