2016 Grenache Rosé "Gris Gris", Gibson Ranch, Mendocino
VARIETAL: Grenache Gris & Grenache Noir
VINEYARD: Gibson Ranch
LOCATION: Mendocino, CA
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 105 cases
The grapes were foot stomped and left to macerate overnight for 8 hours. They were then pressed to tank for 24 hours, and put into 500L neutral French Oak barrels. No sulfur was added during fermentation or aging. 2016 vintage yielded only about 1/3 of the previous year.
The 100 year-old vines come from Gibson Ranch located in McDowell Valley, inland of the town of Mendocino. As with many old vineyards, it looks like some of the vines have mutated from Grenache Noir to Grenache Gris. The Bilbro Family farms the sandy / sandy loam soil vineyard, and we are honored to be working with them.
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.