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2017 BIRICHINO Grenache Besson Vieilles Vignes

BIRICHINO Grenache Besson Vieilles Vignes 2017

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12486386
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Specialty by lot
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • California
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Santa Cruz, Central Coast
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Grenache 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Metal screw cap
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • Neutral French barrels
  • About this winery

    Alex Krause and John Locke founded Birichino in Santa Cruz in 2008. Drawing on a combined four decades making wine in California, France, Italy, and beyond, they are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness. Sourcing from a number of carefully farmed, family-owned, own-rooted 19th and early 20th century vineyards (and a few from the late disco era) planted by and large in more moderate, marine-influenced climates, their preoccupation is to safeguard the...

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  • Tasting notes

    This dry ruby coloured wine features medium spicy, floral and fruity scents and offers a broad texture as well as smooth tannins.

  • Viticultural notes

    George Besson’s old grenache vines seem to be singing more and more in tune that past couple years. The piney and candied aromatic quality associated with certain hibernal holiday spice cakes has grown more intense the last several vintages. This is certainly an expression of terroir – the unique signal of noble vineyards communicated through an appropriate variety – ramped up to 11 by our inclusion of a small percentage of dried grapes [the appassimento process most famously employed in Valpolicella.] As is our customary practice, fermentation commences with native yeast, aging occurs in neutral barrel and the finished wine is bottled without filtration.

  • Winemaking notes

    103 year-old dry-farmed, own-rooted Grenache fermented with native yeast, aged in neutral French barrels, bottled unfiltered. One of the great cerebral and sensual gifts of working with vineyards, is finding those that emit a consistent flavor and aromatic signal vintage to vintage, regardless of the character of that vintage. George Besson’s old grenache vines seem to be singing more and more in tune that past couple years. The piney and candied aromatic quality associated with certain hibernal holiday spice cakes has grown more intense the last several vintages. This is certainly an expression of terroir – the unique signal of noble vineyards communicated through an appropriate variety – ramped up to 11 by our inclusion of a small percentage of dried grapes [the appassimento process most famously employed in Valpolicella.] As is our customary practice, fermentation commences with native yeast, aging occurs in neutral barrel and the finished wine is bottled without filtration.