2016 Foxy Bubbles
Vineyards and Composition: 100% Fox Family Vineyard Grenache; Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County.
Barrel Aging and Cooperage: 6 months in five year old French oak (Boutes and Sirugue).
Winemaking: The 2016 Foxy Bubbles were disgorged, capped and labeled the end of Februaryof 2019 after resting in bins on their secondary fermentation lees for twenty-three months. The lees add complexity and give the sparkling Grenache rosé a nice biscuity aroma and flavor to go along with the beautiful fruit flavors of strawberry, cranberry and raspberry. Disgorging is the most difficult procedure in sparkling winemaking. This is where the caps are popped releasing the yeast plug after carefully riddling the bottles for a couple of weeks. Every bottle has been touched at least 10 times from bottling, riddling and disgorging! It is an extremely time consuming and painstaking process but I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor! The Grenache grapes for this sparkling wine were picked from our organically grown, hand-farmed estate vineyard at low sugars with a low pH and beautiful natural acidity. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, pressed and settled before being racked into neutral French Oak for fermentation and aging. The wine was fermented at low temperature for a long, cool fermentation. The wine was racked from barrel and re-inoculated for secondary fermentation in the bottle in March of 2017. This wine has a gorgeous pink color and will make a wonderful aperitif or be a beautiful addition to any celebration.
Production: 102 cases