Union Sacre 2019 Pinot Gris L'Inconnue, Spanish Springs, Edna Valley (LIMITED)
Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Vineyard: Spanish Spring
Appellation: Edna Valley
Cases made: 160
Production: Skin contact for 20 hours. The juice quickly separates from the skins.
Fermentation: 4 weeks of fermentation in take at 50*F
Elevage: 6 months on lees in stainless steel
Tasting notes: Grapefruit, lemon, granny smith, and a touch of orange peels
L’Inconnue (“The Unknown”) is an occasional release for Union Sacré and is reserved for those rare wines that break with their expected style to dazzling effect. Named after one of the most widely reproduced models of the early 20th century: the death mask of an unknown girl pulled from the Seine. Her tranquil smile inspired a thousand sculptures and paintings. So lasting was her beauty that her likeness is still being used today. It is our hope that the l’Inconnue wines bring some amount of that wonder.