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Grenache Wine Details

Description: Hand picked from Harrison Clarke Ballard Canyon estate grown grapes. After an extensive cold soak, 50% whole berries were fermented in small open top fermentors. Gentle punch downs 3 times daily. Basket pressed to 10% new oak. Barrel aged for one year and bottle aged for one year. Medium body. Exhibits aromas of raspberry, cherry, licorice and spice

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.


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