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Grapes from Madera County Ancient Vines

Considered to be the highest quality, these vines once made wines of excellence, now they make wines that are regal with notable complexity. It’s all due to the amount of sunlight soak the vine is exposed to. Older vines have a thinner canopy causing it to produce less grape bunches. The resulting wines exhibit a higher concentration of fruit, softer tannins and are complimented by good acidity.

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Alicante Ancient Vine Grapes AVG001 Carignane Ancient Vine Grapes AVG002 Grenache Ancient Vine Grapes AVG003 Muscat Ancient Vine Grapes AVG005 Barbera Ancient Vine Grapes AVG004
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Alicante Ancient Vine Grapes Carignane Ancient Vine Grapes Grenache Ancient Vine Grapes Muscat Ancient Vine Grapes Barbera Ancient Vine Grapes
42 lb Lug of Alicante (red wine) grapes from Ancient Vines of Madera County, California.

Ordering Tips
(2) Lugs makes 5 Gallons of Wine
(5) Lugs makes 10 Gallons of Wine

Pre-Order and In Store Pick-up only. Alone, Alicante makes a deep colored and extremely bold wine. We suggest blending with Muscat and Grenache at 60-20-20. A 10 gallon batch would be (3) Alicante, (1) Muscat and (1) Grenache.

36 lb Lug of Carignane (red wine) grapes from Ancient Vines of Madera County, California.

Ordering Tips
(2) Lugs makes 5 Gallons of Wine
(5) Lugs makes 10 Gallons of Wine

Pre-Order and In Store Pick-up only. Once thought to be 'jug wine quality', recent techniques have returned it to it's Spanish 'Rioja' roots. Alone, it is a deep-colored wine with intense fruit, tannin and acidity. We suggest blending with Grenache and or Syrah.

36 lb Lug of Grenache (red wine) grapes from Ancient Vines of Madera County, California.

Ordering Tips
(2) Lugs makes 5 Gallons of Wine
(5) Lugs makes 10 Gallons of Wine

Pre-Order and In Store Pick-up only. Known for it's intense sweet fruit, soft tannins, and low acidity, it makes a primiere blending grape. We suggest when fermented alone that cold maceration and slow fermentation techniques be followed, along with minimal racking to prevent oxidation.

42 lb Lug of Muscat (white wine) grapes from Ancient Vines of Madera County, California.

Ordering Tips
(2) Lugs makes 5 Gallons of Wine
(5) Lugs makes 10 Gallons of Wine

Pre-Order and In Store Pick-up only. The citrus, rose and peach flavors known for this variety are certainly intensified with the older vine influence. We recommend blending with any of the sweeter white grape varieties to produce a truly special table wine.

36 lb Lug of Barbera (red wine) grapes from Ancient Vines of Madera County, California.

Ordering Tips
(2) Lugs makes 5 Gallons of Wine
(5) Lugs makes 10 Gallons of Wine

Pre-Order and In Store Pick-up only. Of all Ancient Vine varieties, Barbera exhibits the most benefits from older vine characteristics. Generally, this grape variety is not considered to cellar well with it's high acidity and intense astringency, and is often blended. Alone, it makes a premium wine that ages well and develops a complex flavor profile.