Austin Hope Chenin Blanc 2021

Austin Hope Chenin Blanc 2021

Austin Hope Chenin Blanc 2021

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$47.00
/ 750ML
SKU: CGAH021CBBO12USA

Vineyard Notes:

The 2021 growing season was very typical through early spring. Early summer through harvest gave us some unexpected heatwaves but plenty of mild weather in between resulting in a slight delay of harvest but mature fruit and flavors. We source this old vine Chenin Blanc from a vineyard in the Paso Robles Highlands District. Planted in 1972 by a ranch family that has grazed and farmed the land since 1875, this old vine Chenin Blanc has stood the test of time. These vines are hearty and deep rooted in sandy loam.

Winemaker Notes:  

After harvesting, grapes for the Austin Hope Chenin Blanc were whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel tanks for settling. The juice was then racked off its heavy lees into barrels and tanks for fermentation 65% of the juice was barrel fermented in a mix of new and neutral barrels, while the other 25% was fermented in stainless steel. The barrel fermented portion saw 3-5 months of sur-lie aging and during that time, the barrels were stirred monthly to add to the creamy nature of the wine. After the final blend was assembled, the wine was gently crossflow filtered before bottling.

 

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %
13.5