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2021 Grenache Blanc
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2021 Grenache Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Grenache Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
San Lucas
Harvest Date
Oct 13, 2021
pH
3.29
Aging
70% Stainless steel, 30% neutral French oak, 4 months
Bottling Date
Apr 20, 2022
Alcohol %
12.5
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SKU: 21SVIGB7EMON502

While Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are the best known of the white Rhône varietals and steal most of the attention, Grenache Blanc is a hidden gem that is love at first sip. It is the white-skinned form of the Grenache grape and is an important variety in the south of France, especially the Languedoc and Roussillon areas. In California, however, there are only about 300 acres planted. Happily, we are the proud farmers of 1.98 of them, woot woot! Grenache Blanc produces rich wines with tremendous body and crisp acidity. Our 2021 vintage emphasizes the variety’s fruit forward aromatics of ripe citrus, green melon and hints of honeysuckle. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with a lingering bright tropical fruit finish and floral notes, thanks to the wine’s natural viscosity and ample, crisp acidity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Grenache Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
San Lucas
Harvest Date
Oct 13, 2021
pH
3.29
Aging
70% Stainless steel, 30% neutral French oak, 4 months
Bottling Date
Apr 20, 2022
Alcohol %
12.5
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The grapes were exclusively handpicked from our estate San Lucas Vineyard. Grenache Blanc is a large-clustered grape, requiring multiple cluster thinning passes throughout the growing season to ensure optimal ripeness and flavor development. Our 1.98-acre block in the San Lucas sub-appellation is a perfect little spot for this variety, with warm days to ripen and bring out the rich fruit flavors and cool nights to maintain acid levels.
Varietal Composition
100% Grenache Blanc
Winemaking
The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning hours. We fermented 30% of the fruit on the skins for increased aromatics and mouthful and aged this portion in neutral French oak for four months. The rest of the grapes were pressed, and the juice was cold settled then racked and slowly fermented cool in stainless steel tanks. A cool fermentation enhances the fruit esters and varietal character of the wine. The barrel-aged and stainless steel portions were combined to create the final blend.
Cases Produced
341