Daily Archive for December 18th, 2013

Last Day of Pressing

These are the last grapes to be pressed. They have undergone extended maceration (skin and wine contact) for 55 days. Two tanks were pressed both of Grenache. When we stem Grenache the grapes come out like marbles. They are thick skinned and do not crush easily.

As a result they are made to order for extended maceration and much of the fermentation occurs within the grape imparting a very unique flavor. The longer skin contact allows the wine to extract more color. Tasting the wine off the press makes us aware of how complex and dark this wine will be.