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2018 Acquiesce Grenache Blanc
This delicious mineral driven wine is fresh and full-bodied but lively and zesty. With floral aromas of violet and green apple/pear with white pepper, this wine pairs well with spicy Asian and Mexican foods as well as with sushi, pork and chicken dishes. At a recent winemaker dinner this was hit with steak tartare!
Our Grenache Blanc grapes are the first white grapes we planted in 2008 and were harvested from our vineyard which is located in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation. Our grape clones come from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region by way of Tablas Creek. The cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby give the grapes ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.
All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture the fresh, flavorful Grenache Blanc character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.
Are you ready for a Rhône awakening? Acquiesce Winery located in the Lodi Appellation of California offers award-winning premium white and rosé wines lovingly created in small batches. After selecting the best Rhône varietals, I carefully craft my unique wines: Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier Belle Blanc (white blend) and Grenache Rosé. My vines are sourced from the famed Château de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf du Pape, France and they show a timeless elegance fused with great fruit expression courtesy of Lodi’s sandy soils and Mediterranean climate.