California producer of Syrah, Grenache, Rosé & Rhone Variety Cuvées.
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Our Rose is whole cluster pressed Grenache sourced from the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys. It is cold fermented in Stainless Steel tanks for 30 days then transferred to neutral French oak barrels and aged for an additional 3 months. It does not go through malolactic fermentation and thus retains its natural acidity.
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Production: 50-65 cases made
Variety: 100% Grenache
Aging Regimen: 3 months stainless steel, 3 months neutral French Oak
Clones: 515, 513 & 362
$24/750ml - Currently Sold Out
AUTØNØM Grenache Rosé
Originally planted in 1964, the Uriel J. Nielson Vineyard is the oldest wine grape vineyard in Santa Barbara County. It lies in the warmer, eastern most section of the Santa Maria Valley, where the slight increase in temperature suits Syrah and Grenache well. This vintage combines Nielson Grenache with Mourvedre from Thompson Vineyard, which was originally planted in 1991. Both of these vineyards play a significant role in the history of Central Coast Wine production as their founders are considered two of the pioneers of the Santa Barbara County wine region. The 2011 is the first 100% whole cluster fermented Law of Return ever made - a classic, old-world winemaking style which elevates the aromatics and body of this wine.
The annual 'autonomous' blend for each vintage, this 2011 cuvee is crafted to be a wine that stands alone amongst the other wines from AUTØNØM. It is always the most hedonistic and it will never be common as each vintage shapes it uniquely. This vintage is a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre which come from vineyards throughout San Luis Obipso and Santa Barbara Counties. This cuvee pays homage to the sometime forgotten, every day drinking wines from the Southern Rhone Valley.
Varietals: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre
Vineyards: Thompson, Laetitia, McGinley, Minetti, and Nielson
Our Syrah is sourced from the Minetti Vineyard. Located in the Tepusquet Canyon about 2 miles north of the Santa Maria Valley, this site is ideally situated on the calcareous, limestone slopes of the San Rafael mountains at 900 ft elevation. It is much cooler in the night than it is in the fog laden valley, but it is also warmer during the day and more similar to the conditions of the Ballard Canyon AVA - all of which are ideal conditions for growing Syrah.