Las Jaras Wines (375 ml) 2021 'Waves' White, Mendocino (can)
Item Number: 17006
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 50% Gru?ner Veltliner / 30% Chenin Blanc / 20% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.56
Residual Sugar(g/L): 1.27 g/L
Total Acidity: 7.70 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 1,470
Tasting Notes: Las Jaras' goal is to make a canned wine that is bursting with personality and deliciousness. This is a lightly sparkling white wine that is incredibly classy. Grüner Veltliner contributes a light fruitiness. The flavors of this variety on its own are round and show melon with notes of lychee. The addition of Chenin Blanc and old vine Chardonnay add more definition and minerality on the palate. The wine has aromas of apple, honeydew melon, and grapefruit along with hints of wet stone. The palate shows melon, grapefruit, and a gentle sparkle and racy acidity.
Winemaking Notes: Chenin Blanc was the first variety to come in on August 26th, followed by Chardonnay on the 27th. Grüner ripens late in the windswept hills of Monterey County, just outside the Salinas Valley; it came in on September 16th. All vineyards were manually harvested and whole cluster pressed with no skin contact. The juice was separated into a light and hard press fractions, which each saw a 10ppm sulfur addition. After settling for a day, each fraction was racked to a new tank for fermentation and vinified separately. The wines started fermenting naturally after about seven days. The Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay were transferred a number of vessels: large format oak, concrete eggs, and sandstone amphora. The Grüner was fermented and aged in stainless steel. The individual wines aged on their lees for five months, racked and blended together a couple of weeks before canning. No fining, but the wine was filtered to make sure the first sip is as good as the last.