While the main Love You Bunches wine continues to be a 100% carbonic fermentation of Sangiovese, in 2019 we began making Love You Bunches rose, in which the fruit is pressed immediately for an extremely light-colored rosé. Grapes rest 12-24 hours whole, to pick up some color and texture from the skins and pulp.
“Love You Bunches” – a pun for the gentle “loving” treatment of the whole grape bunches to keep the grapes intact for fermentation to begin. Of course, the simple, whimsical label is the perfect fit for this fun, happy wine. The label shows off the beautiful penmanship of vineyard manager and Grape Whisperer, Ruben Solorzano.
White blossom, acacia, and rose petal on the nose. Strawberry shortcake and peach on the front palate with a velvety, airy texture reminiscent of tasting angel food cake for the first time as a child. Balancing acid brings a linear, crisp closure already integrated with the soft floral and fruit notes.
90% Grenache / 10% Mourvedre
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
12, 300 Cases