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2017 Press Gang 'La Pressa Vineyard Grenache Blanc'

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: Grenache Blanc
  • Los Olivos, Santa Ynez Valley, CA
  • 10 months of skin contact in a large neutral barrel
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • 13.5% ABV

"La Presa is a temperate vineyard where the morning fog hangs out longer than most areas in the Santa Ynez Valley. Fruit picked at 21 brix, destemmed and hand filled into a neutral 500 L puncheon where it fermented. I had an intern fill this barrel by hand and took almost 4 hours. She was a good sport.

This is an Orange wine. It is full bodied and phenolic and I would not recomend starting the evening with this wine. It is best with food and sometimes after red wine. 

After fermentation was complete the barrel was topped up and the wine aged for 10 months with the grapes inside.

October 11th, 2017, we emptied the barrel, pressed the grapes and the wine went straight to barrels for about another 2 months."

- Press Gang