By Ltd +
ROSÉ | PINK POWER
This is not a gateway rosé. This is a serious, sassy, savoury baby.
WHAT WE TASTE
Sage, Turkish Delight, grapefruit skin
Steamed ginger fish, Peking duck, salt & pepper tofu
Keep it cool
ABOUT LTD +
Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.
THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This wine was a happy little accident. Bree’s attempt at Mencía rosé turned much darker than expected. When the bottles they needed for their pink Cab Franc Pét-Nat didn’t arrive in time, she decided to blend that with the Mencía to lighten it up. Folks used to think Mencía may have been related to Cab Franc back in the day, so the blend made a weird kind of perfect sense.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Mencía, Cabernet Franc
Style: Brilliant & broody
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites