Molly Lyman & Michael Pozzan
Santa Barbara County
Grapes are sourced from vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County AVA.
This rosé was made in the Vin Gris style - ripe Mourvèdre and Grenache grapes were picked and pressed whole cluster, as one would begin vinification for a white wine. The very short amount of time the juice is exposed to the red grape skins in the press imparts only the most delicate of color to the resulting juice. Vin Gris-style rosés are prized for their freshness and delicacy in flavors and aromas, as compared to rosés made from saignée, or the removal of juice from a tank of crushed red grapes.
The aromas are enticing and exuberant, with bright strawberry, peach, and honeydew melon evolving in waves. In the mouth, the wine sings with flavors of guava, white pear, and a hint of tangerine, balanced by a fresh and juicy acidity.