Gros Ventre 2018 Chenin Blanc Merritt Island
Practicing Organic. 100% Chenin Blanc. Sourced from the Wilson Vineyard, located in the tiny AVA of Merritt Island (part of Clarksburg). The vineyard of 28 acres was planted in 1997 and sits on sandy loam soils at a staggering altitude of 5 feet above sea level. Native yeast in stainless tank to start. Cold ferment in the 55-60 degree range for 21 days. After brix is under 5 degrees, transfer to neutral oak and stainless barrels. 6 months in 75 gallon Stainless Steel barrel and neutral French oak. Wine finishes ML in barrel in most cases. Wine is racked, blended, and bottled after 6 months. 70 cs produced.