A Tribute to Grace - Rosé of Grenache, Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, California (2021)
Very provencal in style, from its pale pink colour to the garrigue-like herbal element. This wine shows intense rose petals, lavender, plum and red fruits for a long, grippy finish.
Tribute to Grace, named for winemaker Angela Osborne’s grandmother, studied film in her native New Zealand and worked at a wine shop to pay the bills. Moving to California to undertake a harvest, Angela discovered Grenache and became smitten. Angela's style is to make ethereal wines with nuanced flavours and was named one of Jon Bonné’s 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Winemakers to Watch.
100% Grenache from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyards (Santa Barbara County AVA) with a surprising 24-hours skin contact (given the colour), but the source for that grippy texture. A long, slow, cool fermentation over 51 days was followed with 13 weeks sur lies in stainless steel tank.