Birichino grenache

Grenache 2016

Birichino

105 year-old dry-farmed, own-rooted Grenache fermented with native yeast, aged in neutral French barrels, bottled unfiltered. A vivid perfume of spice cake, candied cherries, cranberry and pine bough runs through every vintage – not merely a very pleasing flavor profile, but a signifier that the vineyard indeed has a unique voice. To amplify the voice, we add a small [and growing] percentage of clusters that are picked in small picking boxes and rested for 10ish days in George’s barn.

Country:
USA
Region:
Central Coast
Vineyard designation:
Besson Vineyard
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Grenache
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Stelvin

Reviews

  • "93 points. There's a 'wow' factor on the nose of this bottling of old vine Grenache, with fresh red cherry, cola, light licorice, rusty earth, rosewater and carnation all coming to the fore. The palate is loaded with wet gravel and river-stone minerality, which is decorated with red plum and pomegranate flavors. Overall light and easy yet complex and unique." (Wine Enthusiast)

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