roasted nuts. cherry fig. orange rind. cactus. wet fire wood. olive. dusty. plumb. progression. vagrant. wood cabin. curious.
|Harvest Date||June 30th|
|First Release||2014 Vintage|
|Bottling Date||May 2017|
|Release Date||October 2017|
|Total Acidity||5.33 g/L|
Vintage: The season began very dry (declared drought). We had a few light rain events but overall weather from bud break to bloom was terrific with daytime highs averaging in the mid 70’s. Fruit set was above average across the board and rainfall from bloom to veraison was below average. In mid July as we approached harvests we got heavy rains from Tropical Storm Celia and Hurricane Madeline. Gauges showed 12″ from March through August 2016. Aside from late rainfall the 2016 vintage was under fantastic conditions and the years wines show interest and intensity.
Vinification: We begin with a saignée for our Rosé, what is not bled off becomes our Grenache. Each lot 100% destemmed into stainless steel fermenters. A 6 day cold-soak, followed by 15 days of fermentation and 28 days of post-fermentation maceration. Extraction methods determined by daily tastings including tradition punch downs and pump-overs. 100% destemmed, 10% new oak , 100% MLF complete, 8 months aging in stainless with MOX.
Rare—without question. This handcrafted wine carries the essence of a single mountain that pushes like a miracle from the center of the Pacific Ocean. Its layers of flavor, its uniqueness and its complexities are designed by Haleakala.
As demanding as Grenache may be, each year we learn to love it even more. It proves as a constant reminder that there’s a lot left to discover. Take your time and pay good attention to this wine and you’ll be sure to find its subtle charms… young vines that are just beginning to tell their story.
I’m that soft spoken person that at first glance just seems shy and unsure of themselves. Except that I am quite certain of who I am, and when I do speak its only to those special people that are worth the time, and the few words I do say are deep and meaningful. Drink me now or sometime within the next 10 years, longer if you have nice conditions for me to hang out in, who knows how interesting I’ll become as I grow old! Ideally drinking me within 2 to 3 years would be great, but you can always call my makers up and ask how I’m doing at the moment.