Sine Qua Non Profuga Grenache 2018
This biodynamic Grenache from SINE QUA NON, "Profuga," features a complex profile of red fruit, earthy tones, and subtle spices. The wine's velvety texture and well-integrated tannins make it an excellent choice for pairing with a variety of dishes, from grilled meats to hearty vegetarian options.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The 2018 Grenache Profuga is composed of 77.5% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8.3% Syrah, 3.3% Petite Sirah and 0.9% Viognier. The vineyard sources are 38% Cumulus Estate, 35% The Third Twin Estate, 23% Eleven Confessions Estate and 4% Bien Nacido vineyard. Forty-one percent whole cluster was performed, predominately on the Grenache. The small proportion of Viognier was co-fermented with red grapes, but interestingly, because it ripens earlier, the white berries are frozen and added to the reds at the time of fermentation. As an added bonus, these frozen grapes help to cool and, therefore, slow the fermentation. The wine was aged for around 23 months in 37% new French oak, 57.8% used oak and 5.2% concrete. It was bottled on July 29, 2020.