The Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County rosé is crafted using traditional techniques borrowed from the great winemaking domains of Provence in the south of France. This vin gris style employs very limited contact between the juice of the grapes and their skins. In keeping with this delicate style, the grapes are harvested berry flavours are fresh and light and acidity is bright and clear.
Fruit is harvested in the cool early morning hours, then loaded directly into the press as whole clusters. After pressing, juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine rests “sur lie” for several weeks. This imparts a soft, somewhat creamy texture to the wine that adds depth and balances the vibrant acidity.
The nose opens with ripe mango and citrus zest aromatics, leading to white peach, nectarine, fresh raspberry, and lavender on the palate. Delicate and subtly creamy. South of France by way of Sonoma County.
“Made from Grenache, this wine is light in colour with an inviting, floral nose. Bright, zesty hits of grapefruit and tangerine dance around a svelte midpalate of focused acidity and lasting freshness.”
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2021