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Groundwork Grenache Blanc 2019

America, California Wine
Groundwork Grenache Blanc

Rich, full-bodied Rhone white matured in stainless steel to preserve its opulent fruit character. Floral notes and balanced acidity make this a great alternative to traditional whites.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Winery Groundwork
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc
¥3,278  (incl. tax)

Rich, full-bodied Rhone white matured in stainless steel to preserve its opulent fruit character. Floral notes and balanced acidity make this a great alternative to traditional whites.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Winery Groundwork
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc
Production

Viticulture

Kopak and Last Fontier vineyards in Paso Robles were the sources for this Grenache Blanc.

Vinification

100% tank fermented clean under Glycol, malolactic conversion arrested after primary fermentation completed.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Green apple, lemon pez, lychee, peach ice tea, whetstone and grapefruit topo chico

Reviews & Ratings

Wilfred Wong 91 points

Winery

Winery Description

After several years of learning from and working for some of the Central Coast's most sought-after producers, owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin, decided to venture off on his own path. In doing so, he felt that his wines were not a homage to wines made before his, but a new, original creation of his own. Sans Liege, which means "without allegiance," represents the spirit he is trying to achieve with his winemaking. Curt's wines are divided into two labels, the San Liege Lines, which are Rhone Blends, and his Groundwork wines, which are single Rhone varietals.   We have found his "Groundwork" lineup represents one heck of a value and we started off with two of his best Groundwork offerings, his Syrah and Grenache Blanc. 

Curt sources grapes from a variety of vineyards across the Central Coast. Curt trusts more in the intuition of the microcosms of each vineyard site and vine to guide his work through each vintage.  Tending fruit in vineyards from Paso Robles down to Santa Barabra, Curt feels the sites speak to him and guide him in his winemaking, thus the vineyards, he says, are his only true partners.

The Groundwork represents the raw fuel for Curt's wines. It is more about the vineyard blocks than about notoriety. The grapes tell a very real story of a place, with its own quirks and eccentricities, rather than trying to fulfill a haloed image of some other place. For in diversity lies the greatest opportunity. These fields provide the basic building blocks for the creative work that is channeled into exemplary wines.

Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code GW191363