2020 Estate Grenache Blanc

2020 Estate Grenache Blanc

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This wine is a model of Grenache Blanc’s potential for pure, graceful, and complex expression when grown in a cool-climate site.  Beautifully brassy in color, the 2020 Dovecote Grenache Blanc offers fresh aromatics of exotic cinnamon lychee and young coconut flesh, with white peaches and crisp apple on the palate, finishing with honeyed lime zest.  Drink through 2026

VINEYARD NOTES

Established in 1990, Thompson Vineyard lies just inland from California’s windswept Central Coast on the eastern side of the cool San Antonio Creek Valley in Northern Santa Barbara County.  It rests within the Alisos Canyon corridor where transverse mountain ranges flood the area with daily fog and ocean air, extending chilly mornings and afternoons, softening midday heat, and yielding cold and often icy nights.

Planted to primarily Rhone varietals, here the vines sit on their own roots in alluvial sand over a deep foundation of white limestone that once comprised the floor of the Pacific Ocean.  Thompson Vineyard naturally produces extremely small, slow, and evenly-ripening yields that often stretch harvests well into late November, resulting in deeply complex cool-climate wines that evolve gracefully with age.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Vintage
2020
Varietal
100% Grenache Blanc
Vineyard
Thompson Vineyard
Vine Age
30 Years
Clone
43
Rootstock
Own
Soil
Shaley Loam
Farming
Sustainable
Appellation
Alisos Canyon
Climate
Cool I/II
Aging
100% Stainless Steel
ABV
13.8%
Cases
53