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Grosgrain Vineyards 2021 Skin Contact Semillon

Grosgrain Vineyards 2021 Skin Contact Semillon

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A layered white made entirely from Semillon, with great texture and notes of golden apple and beeswax framed by a slight nuttiness.

Variety: 100% Semillon
Vineyard: Les Collines Vineyard
Location: Walla Walla Valley, WA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Production: 170 cases

Viscous and layered with notes of lemon pith, golden apple, bergamot, beeswax, walnut and dry straw.

Fermented half the grapes on the skins for 10 days, resulting in a rich and textured wine, while pressing the other half immediately to bring freshness and verve. Aged in concrete egg (47%), neutral oak (15%), clay amphora (23%) and stainless steel (15%).

Named Les Collines after the French meaning ‘the foothills,’ the vineyard lies at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington. They are a LIVE certified sustainable and salmon safe vineyard, practicing low input farming with a goal of having a minimal impact on the environment.