I’ll save my soliloquy but let it be known that apples are just as noble as grapes. The Gravenstein is a boss in the California orchard scene. Yet they are constantly under attack from grape growers looking for ways to put more acres of vinifera, like Pinot Noir, in the ground. Gravs are a delight when eaten fresh and make legendary pies, unreal sauces not to mention fantastic ciders. The magic of fermentation unveils unto the senses an array of characteristics sometimes described as: savory, floral, fresh, juicy, delicate, zesty and bright. all right man, holler then.
100% Gravenstein apples from certified organic, dry-farmed Gowan's in Philo, CA; dry-farmed, no spray Pioneer Ranch in Corralitos, CA; non-certified biodynamically grown Windrose Farm in Creston, CA (Barbara and Bill Spencer's last harvest)
Maceration: Windrose Farm - 4 days, Pioneer Ranch - 3 days
750 mL bottle / 7.61% alc. by vol.
Artwork: Courtney Gayer
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