Our signature wine blending process highlights our expertise in the area where nature, science, and artistry all meet. We use various combinations of grapes that highlight and accent each other’s characteristics to develop complex and balanced wines. Our wine blending process allows ample room for experimentation so Marbue can show off his skills!
When we consider which grape clones would work well in a blend, we take all aspects of the terrior into account, like; climate, geography, soil composition, rainfall, oceanic fog, and so on.
We have multiple clones of each variety that have nuanced differences that may slightly alter the taste of the wine each produces. These clones may vary in berry size, ripening time, planting location, skin thickness and density, and so on. When we mix the clones of the same variety, they each add something special to the conversation like aromatic variations or levels of acidity, to create a complex flavor profile that is still well anchored in the flavor of the original grape’s base notes.
Our chardonnay combines the best qualities of 3 different clones, and our (almost sold out) 2019 Oceano Pinot Noir is crafted with 4 clones. We are ultimately looking to have a wine that is complex, yet balanced and true to our wine style. The blends we choose are always vibrant and refreshing with a lot of character and depth.
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