2016 Esprit de Corps
The Esprit du Core bottling is an exclusive bottling for the Grange Members. This wine will always come from the Flanerie Vineyard, as this vineyard site is at the very core of Flaneur Wines. Flanerie Vineyard was a part of our first wine's blend, and it was the building block for all wines until our other vineyard, La Belle Promenade, came into fruition. If you are interested in joining the Grange, please follow the Membership tab at the top of the website. We hope to see you soon.
Bottled: September 2017 (34 cases produced)
Alc %/ Vol: 14.3
TA: 5.3 g/L
Whole Cluster: 27%
Elevage: 12 months in one new, medium toast 600L Taransaud barrel
100% Flanerie Vineyard, Block 3
AVA: Ribbon Ridge • Elevation: 200-300 Ft. • Exposure: East • Soils: Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series) • Clones: 80% 667, 20% Pommard • Native Yeast Fermentation
Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles
The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003, sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock.