Treana Blanc 2019
Treana Blanc is a stunning full bodied new world Rhone blend with aromas of orange blossom honey, peach nectar and a hint of tropical passion fruit. All of those aromas continue on the palette and evolve into rich roasted pineapple, dried apricot with notes of honeysuckle. The finish is long and weighted with a creamy texture that is brightened with a touch of acid. This wine is crafted to be enjoyed with food and is very versatile.
2019 was a challenging growing season. Above average rainfall persisted throughout the spring with the last rainfall occurring May 31st. These conditions kept the spring free of frost threats but relatively cool, leading to slow vine growth. The cooler weather also delayed fruit development. The summer months were somewhat erratic with short heat waves followed by cooler periods. These conditions helped the vines and clusters to somewhat catch up. Ultimately, the cooler weather persisted with only a few autumn heat spikes, leading to slower berry maturity and a later harvest that lasted through early October. Yields were slightly below predicted but ideal flavor concentration was high.
The grapes for the 2019 Treana Blanc were whole-cluster pressed and the juice was chilled to 35˚F to allow the solids to settle. Once settled, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation, of which 50% were twice used, 25% were once used, and 25% were neutral. The wine aged on its lees for nearly sixteen months before being blended in February of 2021. The blend aged together for another two and a half months in 65% new French Oak until bottling in late April of 2021.
Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne Blend