The Wine: Kontakt Grenache Blanc 2020
Fernweh Kontakt Grenache Blanc is a red natural wine made from 100% Grenache Blanc grapes, certified biodynamic, from Martian Ranch, Alisos Canyon, California. The grapes were hand-harvested on Sept 11, 2020, native fermentation, 24 hours of skin contact. The wine is aged 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral barrels. Only 65 cases made.
Winemaker's notes: A fruity and floral nose of honey suckle and hard orange candy invite you in to sip this skin "Kontakt" white wine. Candied citrus peel begin this medium bodied wine followed by toasted brioche covered in apricot jam with a tangy Greek yogurt drizzle. This biodynamic white finishes like white peach tea with a hint of salinity. The flavors of this wine are reminiscent of a springtime brunch. Pair this complex white with goat cheese drizzled in thyme infused honey or savory prosciutto wrapped melon.
The Producer: Fernweh
Fernweh is a wine project by Claire and Sebastian of Baire Wines, a Los Angeles-based importer, and distributor of low-intervention wines.
The Region: Santa Barbara County