2015 Sel de la Terre
Sel de la Terre, meaning "Salt of the Earth", was created in dedication of Mac's grandfather. This Westside Paso 100% Grenache is a combination of fruit from Luna Matta, Shadow Canyon, and Paper Street Vineyards, as well as our estate. This is the masculine counterpart to L’Ange Rouge.
90% whole cluster fermented in small, open top bins, and spent 15-20 days on skins with pump-overs during cold soak and punch downs during fermentation. Aged 19 months in neutral 500-liter puncheons and 350-liter cognacs.
Cherry, mulberry, cranberry, Indian spices, fresh sage, and oolong tea. The aromatics are high toned and lifted on the palate. The wine leads with its fruit components; lively, energetic, and crescendos to a mineral, savory finish.
Varietals: 100% Grenache
Vineyards: Luna Matta, Shadow Canyon, Paper Street, and Estate
Cases Produced: 148
Aging Potential: Present - 2030