Margerum 2014 Grenache Blanc was sourced from Colonial Green Vineyard. We hand harvested very early in the morning on September 6th. By picking early in the harvest it allowed us to retain the natural grape acidity and capture and retain the wonderful citrus and grassy notes that Grenache Blanc has.
Once harvested the grapes were crushed and pressed into 284 liter stainless steel barrels and a portion in a 1 year old demi-muid for fermentation.
The wine fermented for five weeks at 55F before being racked.
The barrel component underwent malolactic fermentation, changing malic acid to the creamier lactic acid, giving texture and mouthfeel.
The components were then racked and blended and bottled in June 2014.
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