18 months in French oak puncheons (35% new, 65% neutral)
With meticulous attention & care, the 2021 Grenache Reserve underwent
a process of extended barrel aging using large format puncheons.
This large format technique was employed to limit the contact between
the wine & the wood, allowing the oak to integrate nicely without overpowering
the wine. At the same time, this method minimizes the amount
of oxygen passing through the tiny pores in the oak grain, which is particularly
crucial for Grenache due to its susceptibility to oxygenation.
The end result is a Grenache that offers an exceptional sensory experience,
with exquisite notes of strawberry, allspice, & dried herbs such as
oregano and tobacco. Additionally, flavors of chocolate & roasted coffee
beans beautifully intermingle, creating a complex & harmonious blend.