A fresh berry fruited Grenache with balanced acidity and hints of cracked pepper and tobacco.
Variety: 100% Grenache
Vineyard: SunHawk Farms
Location: Mendocino, CA
Production: 204 cases
This wine has balanced acidity with hints of tobacco, and the experience of warm vine-ripened bramble berries popped into your mouth at the moment after being plucked from the vine. You can the time spent under those strong rays of the sun. Cracked pepper and eucalyptus add delightful savory notes.
2 weeks carbonic maceration followed by foot-crushing. 4 weeks of extended maceration following primary fermentation for a total of 8 weeks on the skins. Fruit was then pressed and the wine was raised in mixed neutral oak barrels for 10 months. Racked once to tank for blending 4 weeks prior to bottling unfined & unfiltered.
8 acres of grapevines found at SunHawk Farms were planted twenty years ago by John Schaeffer, a pioneer of natural products and solar energy. The Demeter-certified vineyard includes a 17th century, a 2,500 tree olive orchard and 4 blocks of mixed red and white grape varieties planted on volcanic and serpentine soils. They are committed to developing and maintaining a biodynamic and self-sustaining ecosystem. Vines are treated with herbs, minerals and manure, all of which are sourced from the property itself.