Habit | Grenache Noir | 2019 | California

$36.00 Sale Save
Habit | Grenache Noir | 2019 | California

Habit | Grenache Noir | 2019 | California

$36.00 Sale Save

Picked and sorted by hand, foot-stomped, then a three-day cold soak. 20% whole cluster, fermented in open-top fermenters, punched down by hand two times daily, then pressed and aged in neutral French oak on the lees for six months. Racked once just before bottling. 184 cases made.

Green Packaging: Lightweight bottle (-500g), No foil capsule

Flavor: Bright fruit, raspberry, strawberry, with hints of earth and spice. Fresh and bright.

Wine Type: Low-intervention

Grape: Grenache Noir

ABV%: 13.2

Region: California

Vineyard Subregion: Demetria Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

Farming: Practicing biodynamic

Yeast: Native

Producer: Habit

Winemaker: Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer is the sole proprietor and winemaker for Habit which he founded in Los Olivos in 2008 after years of making wine in his garage in Los Angeles.

His first vintage was just three barrels of the Red Blend. Habit now produces seven different wines from seven different vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Fischer’s wines focus on high acidity, lower alcohol, and strive to showcase varietal. All of the vineyards are sustainably or organically farmed and managed by the same Vineyard management team that he closely works with. The fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted, and fermentations take place with both native and indigenous yeasts.

Reductive winemaking techniques, punchdowns only by hand, and extended lees contact up until bottling keep the wines bright, fresh, and clean.

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