This bottling is 100% Grenache, and is a bright, fresh version compared to it’s European counterparts, meant to drink young.
When searching for vineyards with which I wished to work for the 2016 harvest, I had the good fortune to find the Trails End Vineyard in Potter Valley. As relatively unknown appellation of Mendocino County, it has been a delight to get to know the region a little better.Part of the fruit from this pick went to the FLEUR POUR MA MÈRE bottling released in the Spring of 2017, but just about 1 ton was held back to make a red wine.
The wine was picked on September 15, 2016. Once at the winery, it was 75% destemmed, and 25% of the clusters were kept whole. The wine received only foot treading and punchdowns, and completed primary fermentation after 16 days on its skins. The wine then aged in one neutral puncheon and one neutral barrel.
On November 20, 2017 the wine went into bottle after a 14 month aging period.