2016 Gamine Grenache Petillant
Grenache Rosé Pétillant
Applegate Valley AVA
Pop a crown cap and join us in celebrating the third release of Kate’s lovely, fresh and approachable Apéro Perfect bubbles, balancing florality and fruit with vivacity and charm.
Tom and Kate both love the Quady North Mae’s Vineyard in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA for their Division and Division-Villages bottlings, plus Kate’s Gamine wines. Grower Herb Quady has become one, if not THE best at his craft in the region, and his Mae’s Vineyard block slopes southeast into the Applegate Valley in what can only be said as one the prettiest spots in the state. Loamy/clay and marine sediment overlay sits on top of a large granite slab, making this a truly distinctive site to work with. Kate and Herb picked this year’s Grenache right on the money: early enough to preserve acidity, fresher vibrant flavors and the most ethereal weight, but also late enough to bring out a mouthwatering fruit core.
Delicate bubbles play off noted of slate, apricot skin, white peach and almond blossom.
Vineyards– Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley AVA
Harvest: September 19, 2016, Brix 20.5
Fermentation: The grapes were pressed after 6 hours on the skins and settled before the primary fermentation in a 1000L stainless vat. The wine was pulled off it’s gross lees and the tank’s temperature control jacket was turned on at about .5 Brix (20 g/l), which stopped the ferment, holdingthewineforthreemonths. Thejuice/winewasfilteredandputintotirage,restartingthe natural yeast fermentation by recombining the lees and juice, and allowing the comination to warm up before being put into bottle. The wine remained en tirage for 6 months and was disgorged in May 2017 with no additional so2.
Alc - 11.27%, pH 3.07, 82 cases total