2014 Torrontes, Rockwood Ranch
Vineyard Notes:Rancho Guejito’s Rockwood Vineyard was established in 2011 at the mouth of Rockwood Canyon in the San Pasqual Valley of San Diego County, California. Located 23 miles from the Pacific Ocean the vineyard is at an elevation of 430 feet on Visalia sandy loam soil. Vines are trellised on a modified sprawl system with 8’ x 6’ spacing. This vineyard gets warm days but cool air drains off the main ranch above and brings temperatures down at night.
Vintage Notes: Harvest early in the morning and carefully sorted into bins. The grapes were brought to the winery where the winemaker Alysha foot stomped them and let them sit on skins for 4 hours before loading into the press. Cold settled, then racked into neutral fermentation vessel. Native fermentation was allowed and kept cool in the cellars cold room. Racked and bottled after 18 months.
Tasting Notes: Stone fruits.