2021 Groundwork Grenache
Old Potrero Vineyard
Oct. 21, 2021
18 months in mostly neutral French puncheons
May 2, 2023
framboise, orange rind, sweet herbs & spices
We night harvested by hand, nine tons of Grenache from the Old Potrero Vineyard located in Arroyo Grande Valley along the San Luis Obispo Coast. This vineyard is a non-irrigated sandy soil site that produces Grenache with intense flavors.
745 cases produced
The fruit was hauled directly to the winery in 1/2 ton bins. Three tons of fruit were dumped directly into an open top stainless steel tank & the remaining six tons were destemmed , then dropped directly on top of the whole cluster fruit. Natural fermentation then began with native yeasts & the tank was given one pump-over per day until dry. Upon completion of fermentation the fruit was gently pressed, separating the juice from the skins. The pomace was collected & hauled off-site to be used as fertilizer & bio-fuel.
Bottled unfined & unfiltered with minimal SO2.