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|Varietal||95 Syrah - 5 Grenache|
|Harvest Date||July 19th |
|First Release||2014 Vintage|
|Oak Type||Stainless Steel|
|Residual Sugar||2.0 g/L|
Vintage: The 2019 season was marked by one of the coldest winters in decades. Low temperatures slowed early shoot growth and delayed the onset of flowering. All varietals responded developmentally to better soil moisture and warmer temperatures in March and April. Budbreak was even and flowering onset was advanced due to ideal conditions. Ripening was good; high berry exposure produced tremendous phenolic character and deep color accumulation. Nine individual harvests yielded a total of 15.43 tons.
Vinification: Grenache was harvested and crushed to tank and allowed to extract color for a portion of the day before 10% of the volume was bled off (saignée methode). Syrah was harvested from Block 2 and 1/3 went through the crusher destemmer and the remaining 2/3 went direct to press. The juice was cold settled for two days before initiating a slow and cold fermentation utilizing two different strains of yeast. Following fermentation the wine was settled on lees for several weeks before racking off, the Grenache was blended in shortly after to boost color and enhance fruit character.
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.
Syrah and Grenache here! While the Grenache was treated in a traditional saignée style, the Syrah was harvested row specific and fermented individually in small lots using varied percentages of destemmed and whole cluster fermentations. Dry, softly pink, and refreshing… perfectly Maui.
Let’s get real… you’re gonna open me up first opportunity you get, and you should! Pretty pink wines like me are meant to be drunk right away, and with sunshine. We usually show up around spring and we’re often gone by fall, but in Maui it’s always rosé season! Sure, I look nice and easy on the outside, but you’ll see that I’m no small minded rosé, I’ve got some attitude and plenty to say. I’m bone dry which helps me stay bright and perky, I smell of strawberries and purple flowers and taste like citrus and herbs. Pair me up with a like-minded, acid driven dish and I’ll show off my soft side, just keep me away from the sweets.