' Press Gang Cellars - Shop Press Gang

2017 La Presa Vineyard Grenache Blanc


Add To Cart
$32.00 per Bottle


La Presa is a temperate vineyard where the morning fog hangs out longer than most areas in the Santa Ynez Valley. Fruit picked at 21 brix, destemmed and hand filled into a neutral 500 L puncheon where it fermented. I had an intern fill this barrel by hand and took almost 4 hours. She was a good sport.
This is an Orange wine. It is full bodied and phenolic and I would not recomend starting the evening with this wine. It is best with food and sometimes after red wine.

After fermentation was complete the barrel was topped up and the wine aged for 10 months with the grapes inside.

October 11th 2017, we emptied the barrel, pressed the grapes and the wine went straight to barrels for about another 2 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

You could call this a natural wine. There is less than 15ppm of SO2 in the wine.

Vineyard Designation

La Presa Vineyard

Production Notes

Destemmed, fermented and aged in a 500L Ermitage French oak puncheon for 10 months.
Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Grenache Blanc
Varietal Composition 100% Grenache Blanc
Appellation Los Olivos District
Harvest Date 2017
Sugar 21
Acid 5g/L
PH 3.60
Aging 10 months on the skins
Barrel Aging 12 months 100% Neutral oak
Ageability 10 +
Fermentation on the skins in a 500L barrel
Alcohol % 13.5%
Size 750 ml