2022 A Tribute To Grace Rosé
This beautiful rosé was bottled during a full moon on February 16, 2023, Nana Grace’s 101st birthday. Made in a French style, this rosé is light, crisp and perfect for summer sipping.
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, women-winemaker, and only 1,274 cases produced.
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“I am a New Zealand born winemaker who moved to California in 2006 with the dream of making Grenache. In the land from which I stem, the climate is too cool to ripen this sun-loving beauty. And so began my search: northern Spain, southern France, southern Australia, California…
Abundant sunshine and entrepreneurial spirit led me to the latter, and in 2007 I sourced my first Grenache fruit from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard. Nestled high above the Pacific Ocean and 33 miles inland, this high-desert vineyard provided the perfect balance of heat and light I sought.
I chose to name my label after two of my favorite things: my Grandmother Grace, and my most beloved attribute. My winemaking intention is to capture this spirit, and stay as close to nature as humanly possible. The trio is completed by the grape itself, which to me encapsulates grace.”
To grace and Grace,
So, what is Rosé anyway?
Rosé is made when the skins of red grapes sit with the juice for a short period of time. The winemaker has complete control over how long or how short the grapes are in contact with the skins as it will ultimately determine the final color of the wine. Rosé wines can be made in an array of styles ranging from a more pale color with subtle characteristics to a deeper color with more intense flavors.
Any red grapes can technically be used to make rosé – but generally we see grapes like Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah and other Rhone red grapes like Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre used more commonly for dry styles of rosé. Any Rosé wine can be produced in a sweet style by simply not fermenting all the sugar into alcohol, which can be common for bulk production. For sweet rosé think White Zinfandel, Pink Moscato, or White Merlot.
CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA
When we speak of Central Coast, CA were including numerous diverse regions from Santa Cruz down through Santa Barbara counties. This encompasses smaller areas such as Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, Monterey AVA, Paso Robles AVA, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The Central Coast is responsible for many great value wines from a multitude of grape varietals depending on the climate within the specific designated areas. From the coastal AVA’s with influence from the fog and cooling effects, you will find Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The inland AVA’s are much warmer, like Paso Robles, so look here for outstanding Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, or Rhône-style blends.