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Sans Liege Groundwork Grenache Blanc 2021

America, California Wine
Organic

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
Producer Sans Liege Wines
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc
¥3,630  (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
Producer Sans Liege Wines
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc
Production

Viticulture

Hand-harvested, organic grapes from Kopak vineyard in Templeton (53%) and Last Frontier vineyard in Creston (47%)

Vinification

Grapes were sent directly to press upon arrival at the winery, fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeast.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2 added.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Lychee, sea breeze, lemon pith, pink lady apples, finger lime, sweet grass

Producer

Producer Description

After several years 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 Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code GW211532
UPC 603803686602