By Guthrie Family Wines
ROSÉ | PINK POWER (KINDA?)
Is it pink? Is it white? We’re not even sure! It’s a white grape with some red grape skin action!
WHAT WE TASTE
Rose, tangerine – and yes, the winemaker said this – a tube of fresh tennis balls on the nose.
Sunny, summery days, evenings, and nights
Keep this little disco ball chilled
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES
Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and lighthearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.
THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They seek out some of the best in the biz farmers in the region, who are doing things the right way in the vineyards. Using the by-product of sugar cane processing, their corks look a little different, but they’re totally carbon neutral. Eschewing capsules entirely, they’re saving waste on that front too. They also support cool young artists they trawl up on the interweb for their labels.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Have you seen it?! Kidding! This pretty little pink baby was a solution to a couple of challenges – drought, fires and potential smoke taint. The solution? Get creative! Which is exactly what Blair did! Inspired by a technique called Ripasso used in Italy where lighter Valpolicella wine is ‘repassed’ over the skins of punchier Amarone to pull some colour, texture and flavour, he did the same thing with Viognier (a white grape!) and Pinot Noir skins. Bada-bing, bada-boom – pink Vio!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Mendocino County, California, USA
Grape: Viognier (with Pinot Noir skins)
Style: Cute & crushable
Ingredients: Grapes, sulfites