Inspired by the regions gravelly soils and rolling hillsides, as well as 80 plus years of viticulture and winemaking by missionaries, Robert Livermore planted the first commercial wine grapes in what we now call the Livermore Valley. The year was 1846, and it would forever change the dynamic of the entire California wine scene. Our mission at 1846 is to produce wines that best reflect our regions rich history, sourcing fruit from the Valley’s most sought after vineyards to produce wines from varieties that have historic significance and best reflect our region’s diverse terroir.
With the majority being whole cluster press this wine is bright, lean and clean with the saignee components bringing some depth and a boost of fruit. Wild strawberries and Italian blood oranges are met with barely ripe red raspberries with floral secondaries including rose petals, hibiscus and grassy undertones. Balanced and ready for the pool, beach, or warm summer night, this beauty is built to enjoy while its fresh a vibrant.
Grapes were whole-cluster pressed between September 27th and October 23rd. Fermented in stainless steel under glycol at low temperatures with no ML conversion. Coopered for three months in 70% stainless steel and 30% neutral barrels.
Varietal Composition65% Whole Cluster Press