1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524


Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Sauvignon Gris
Sauvignon Gris 4 years Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Lussac Saint Émilion "Les Griottes"
Merlot 25 years Clay, Limestone 2 ha
Lussac Saint Émilion
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc 40 years Clay, Limestone 9.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres


­Sauvignon Gris:

• All grapes are hand harvested, sorted, and de-stemmed

• A pneumatic press is used to press the grapes into free-run and first press juice

• No malolactic fermentation

• The wine is aged in cuve and bottled unfiltered in March


• All grapes are hand harvested and sorted

• Maceration lasts 15 days to 3 weeks and the grapes undergo natural fermentation in concrete and stainless steel tank

• Daily pump-overs

• Malolactic fermentation occurs in cuve

• The wine is aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which are new

• The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, in March

• Aged in bottle for 2 years