Liquid Farm, Rose 2021, Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, CA
Crisp, clean, refreshing, this rosé has notes of white peach, apricot, tea leaves, mandarin orange, and river rock.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
REGION: California’s Central Coast
SUBREGION: Santa Barbara County
VINEYARDS: Vogelzang Vineyard, Dogged Vine Vineyard
SOIL: Well-drained, gravelly loam soil with patches of serpentinite
PRACTICE: Minimal intervention, no machines or additives, mostly neutral oak, eco-friendly materials
VINIFICATION: Neutral oak fermentation, moved to tanks for a few months before bottling
COLOR: Pale salmon, slight orange tinge
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Orange Blossoms, guava, tangerine and peach skin
FLAVOR: Lively notes of nectarine, lemon zest,river rocks tuberose and peach
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Enjoy on its own on a sunny day, or with a summer salad, salad Niçoise, grilled white meats like chicken or pork, or fettuccine with a light pink creamy sauce with capers
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Liquid Farm's founder, 15+ year industry veteran Jeff Nelson's mission is simple and compelling: To support local viticulture and honor our love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and which are not masked by modern day manipulations.
Liquid Farm makes terroir-driven, cool-climate Chardonnay from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County. They choose to work with vineyard sites in this area as it is home to some of the most unique & ancient Chardonnay-loving sandy loam and diatomaceous earth soils in North America. Additionally, Liquid Farm aims to produce wines reflective of classic styles and regions: blending each small lot to produce consistent expressions and a "house style" rather than focusing on vineyard designated or clonal-specific wines. Each barrel offers a unique expression and it is the goal of the winery to identify each individual barrel and blend specific profiles together to produce the most complex, highest quality wine possible while showcasing the diversity of the grape used. For the first four vintages (through 2012) Jeff worked with longtime friends, and winemaker/owners of Dragonette Cellars, Brandon Spark-Gillis and John Dragonette to craft their signature style. During this time Brandon's brother-in-law, James Sparks, was honing his skills as a winemaker and officially became the full time winemaker for Liquid Farm beginning with the 2013 vintage, at which point this minuscule wine project began hitting its stride.
In order to further carry out their mission, they adhere to hand-picking early, native yeast fermentations (including natural malolactic), gentle pressing, minimal to no use of oak, and bottling unfined/unfiltered. Moreover, in an effort to lower their carbon footprint, they leave every bottle "naked" (no capsule) or use a soft biodegradable wax, much like beeswax. They also close all of their bottles with a biodegradable DIAM cork.
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
Situated in the heart of the Happy Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara, Vogelzang Vineyard is boutique, low production vineyard that practices sustainable farming.
Founded in 1998 by Mary Beth Vogelzang, Vogelzang Vineyard has supplied grapes to prominent wineries such as Foxen, Ken Brown, Liquid Farm & Dragonette for over 15 years.