Gros Ventre

Gros Ventre High Country White 2018

California, USA

Blend: Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Fiano, Arneis | 12.9% ABV

£29.00

Discover this American white wine from California made with a blend of Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Fiano, and Arneis grapes. This is a wonderful blend and skilfully made aromatic wine that is made to please but complex enough to remain intriguing. A wine that leaves you asking for more!

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Zesty, tropical and mineral-driven, it has the lot. Elderflower, lemon peel, blood orange hit the palate, and the acidity is pronounced that adds texture to the wine. A treat to the senses.

Service: Serve chilled at 7 to 10 ̊ C.

Food Pairing: Excellent with fish, fresh or semi-soft cheese, pasta with white sauce, shellfish, poultry, and vegetarian dishes.

Founded by Sarah and Chris Pittenger in 2009, Gros Ventre Cellars is a small, family-owned winery operating out of Healdsburg, CA.

They source their grapes from top growers in El Dorado, Clarksburg, Central Coast, and the West Sonoma Coast from mostly organic or bio-dynamic vineyards, managed by teams dedicated to producing world class wine. Many of the growers and vineyard managers are close friends, which enables them to collaborate with shared beliefs of sustainability, and quality.

The vineyard is situated at 2,690′ elevation at the edge of the American
River canyon, a few miles from Placerville. The site is cooled by its high elevation and close proximity to the river, with soils comprised of
decomposed granite

Wine&Earth full Sustainability Assessment pending.

Gros Ventre Cellars, run by Sarah and Chris Pittenger since 2009, appears to take a considered and conscientious approach to sustainability, particularly in environmental terms.

They produce approximately 2,500 cases of wine annually, emphasising the character and terroir of their chosen vineyards.
The Pittengers' personal story, weaving through various significant wine regions and roles, underscores their commitment to quality and passion for viticulture. Their choice of name reflects a blend of personal significance and a touch of humour, highlighting their journey and ethos.

Gros Ventre Cellars has articulated a clear goal to work exclusively with vineyards that are farmed sustainably, with a preference for organic or biodynamic practices. The vineyards they source from have a focus on careful resource management and respect for the land. The couple place an emphasis on close relationships with growers and vineyard managers who share their sustainability values.

Specific vineyards such as Campbell Ranch and Baranoff Vineyard illustrate Gros Ventre's commitment to terroir expression and sustainable practices. These vineyards, managed by respected figures in sustainable viticulture, contribute to Gros Ventre's mission by providing grapes from environmentally conscious sources.

The Pittengers also aim to allocate a significant portion of their resources to conservation and environmental efforts. Their active participation in fundraising and donations to various environmental and public land trusts indicates a mature approach to environmental responsibility that extends beyond their immediate business operations.


White | Still | 75cl | 13.7% ABV

Recognition: Vintage 2019 - CellarTracker: 90pts | Vintage 2021 - The Wine Independent: 91pts

Cellaring: Drink now.

Vinification: The grapes are grown in the high elevation vineyards of El Dorado, sitting at
nearly 3000 feet. Each varietal is whole cluster pressed to stainless steel for primary fermentation and aged in a mix of neutral and stainless steel barrels for 9 months prior to bottling.

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