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2018 Rivaura Grenache Winemaker Tasting Notes

Winemaker Tasting Notes

A gorgeous, varietally typical Grenache - totally hedonistic! Delicately interwoven aromatics of kirsch, framboise, white pepper, crushed rocks, dried herbs, and rose petal. Rich, broad palate with velvety tannins and gentle acidity and excellent flavor delineation: kirsch, framboise, Herbes de Provence, white pepper, licorice, rose, and stony minerality. Full bodied with a lively, long finish that echoes notes of kirsch, licorice, and stony minerality. Fans of Grenache should not miss out on this one. The wine will reach maturity in 4-6 years and provide pleasurable drinking for 10+ years.

100% Grenache from Rivaura Estate Vineyard 

94 Cases Produced

Technical Details

  • Alcohol 14.4%
  • pH 3.64
  • TA 5.8 g/L
  • Cold soak 124 hours
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 14 months in French Oak
  • Oak profile is 100% neutral French oak
  • Racked once prior to bottling
  • Unfined
  • Filtered via super-gentle crossflow technology
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