This medium body grenache is full of wild cherries, Herbs de Provence and white pepper. Bright acid and well-integrated tannins leave a long lingering finish. The focus here is on precision rather than power. Drinking well now, this elegant and complex wine will continue to develop over the next 10+ years.
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Soil type: Rocky Hillside soils with clay and sand
Vineyard: Mila Estate, Block 3
Vines Head: Trained, 4' x 8' spacing
Farming: Biodynamic, dry farmed or minimal irrigation
Winemaking: Field, cluster and berry sorted fruit, 33% whole cluster, fermented in open top stainless steel, natural yeast for primary and malolactic fermentation.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Elevage: 18 months in new French Oak 500L puncheons and 20 months in bottle.
Production: 200 Cases