Mounts Family Vineyard is known for growing exceptional Rhône varieties. Their rocky soils remind us of the Southern Rhône where large rocks at the base of the vines absorb the sun’s heat during the day and radiate the warmth to the vines during the cold nights.
In Spain the variety is known as Garnacha, and in France it is called Grenache noir. This Grenache is made from clone 362, a favorite among many winemakers of the 22 Grenache noir clones. It was harvested on September 5 at 23 Brix, fermented 100% whole berry with native yeasts, and pressed to barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred. The lees were gently stirred during the first month of its 11-month maturation. The wine was racked one time, a month before bottling.
The resulting wine is all about texture and finesse. It has a rich, seductive mouthfeel, cinnamon and candy fruit roll-up aromatics, and bountiful, yet elegant red fruit on the palate