Sierra Foothills Marsanne 2014

Sierra Foothills Marsanne 2014


Grown at 3000 ft outside of Placerville, this high altitude Marsanne is the perfect winter white.  Rich and round, yet totally dry it shows aromas of almond and citrus blossom.

The night before harvest, we camped in the vineyard under bright mountain stars.  We woke at dawn and began harvesting with the vineyard crew.  We didn't sleep until we had hauled our cargo back to Mendocino and pressed the beautiful fruit into a single stainless fermentation tank.

The juice fermented slowly on the ambient yeasts with a micro addition of organic yeast nutrient.  Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10 months, and bottled using gravity, unfined and unfiltered. 

Harvest date: Sept 4, 2014

Brix at harvest: 22.4

Aging: 9 months in neutral French barrels (60%) and stainless steel (40%)

Bottling date: July 30, 2015

Alcohol: 13.4%

Production: 80 cases


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