This wine comes from Buttonwood Vineyard in Los Olivos District AVA. I was attracted to this vineyard because it has a lot of similarities to Ibarra-Young. It’s old, its own-rooted, it has gently sloping alluvial floodplain soils, and it shares the same climate. This vineyard was planted in the early 80s and has been farmed organically for several years. At the beginning of the 2021 growing season, they also transitioned to permanent ground cover in the middle of the vineyard rows.
The Grenache Blanc was brought into the cellar around 20.5 Brix. It was pressed directly without any skin maceration. The juice was sent to tank to settle overnight and then gravity racked to neutral French Oak barrels for fermentation with its native yeast. The wine rested on its fermentation lees until a month before bottling when it was racked together to a stainless steel tank. She was bottled unfined and unfiltered in March of 2022.
Delicate, salty, zesty, Refreshing like a spring creek high up in the mountains.
Art: The monarch caterpillar on narrowleaf milkweed on the front paired with the metamorphosis on the back were both painted by my lovely mother, Eileen Anderson. The monarch imagery is meant to emphasize the importance of invertebrates and pollinators in our ecosystem. The monarchs made a huge population comeback in 2021 hence the new label art. This wine is a tribute to learning about the importance of native insects and their ecology. We encourage you to spread information about the importance of invertebrates, plant organic flowers for their benefit, and donate to invertebrate protection organizations if you are able to.
Ingredients: organic grapes, minimal sulfites
73 cases produced