Wine Wednesday: the girl & the fig, 2016 Rosé, Santa Barbara County

As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has offered an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list.

We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.

This week: the girl & the fig, 2016 Rosé, Santa Barbara County

About the winemaking process:

We pick Grenache specifically for our rosé production. The grapes are crushed and immediately pressed to stainless tank for a long, cold fermentation. The wine is blended with co-ferments of Counoise, Cinsaut and Mourvèdre that are saingéed.

Saignée is a winemaking process where we “bleed” off a portion of slightly pink juice from a red must right after crush. We then filter and bottled early to capture brightness and vibrancy.

Tasting Notes:

Bursting with aromas of framboise, tangerine, citrus notes, and some creamy, luscious elements. Dry and crisp on the palate. Plenty of natural acidity ensures a crisp, long finish.