2017 Grenache Blanc

2017 Grenache Blanc
2017 Grenache Blanc
Tasting notes

We chose Grenache Blanc to be the dominant white grape varietal at Halter Ranch because of its unique and delicate fruit profile, elegance and minerality. Reminiscent of wines of Southern France, this Grenache Blanc has aromas of orange blossoms, stone fruit, and honey with delicate flavors of honeydew melon, pear, and lime rind. Delicious on its own, this wine also pairs wonderfully with lighter meats, summer salads and anything from the sea.

Production notes

Harvest Dates:
Grenache Blanc – Block 75: 10/9/17, Block 34: 9/29/17, Block 32: 10/24/17
Picpoul Blanc – Block 46: 10/19/17
Viognier – Block 36: 9/5/17

Fermentation: Fermented in two Hungarian 500L puncheons and the remainder in neutral French oak barrels. The barrels were stirred two times per week after finishing primary fermentation to incorporate the lees (battonage). This wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Ageing: Aged ‘Sur Lie’ for six months in the same vessels it was fermented in.

Bottled: April 16 and 17, 2018

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2017
VarietalGrenache Blanc
Varietal Composition77% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpoul Blanc, 8% Viognier
AppellationAdelaida
Alcohol13.60%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced3,000
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