The 2020 Candyfloss is a delicious rosé of Grenache from the beloved Côteaux de Clair Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. Claire (with an 'e') is very much a real person. In fact, she's been an integral member of our winemaking team in Lompoc going on 4 vintages. Together with her mother, Claire owns a beautiful hillside vineyard that is farmed by Chris King, who also planted and farms our Domaine de la Côte Estate vineyards. The wines from Claire's vineyard are honest, soulful, and true to both place and variety. Côteaux de Clair is planted to all 3 shades of Grenache - Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, and Grenache Rouge. It has been a delight to make both a red table wine and a classic Provençal-inspired Rosé from the Grenache at Côteaux de Clair.
This Grenache-based rosé now marks Candyfloss' 3rd varietal incarnation. I began in 2017 with a Rosé of Pinot Noir, moved on to a more deeply colored Rosé of Pinot Gris for a couple of vintages, and now shift my focus to the thirst-quenching Grenache. Candyfloss is a cofermentation of Grenache Blanc, Grenach Gris, and Grenache Noir. The wine is really delicious, refreshing, and I hope it will be your go-to wine this Spring and Summer. As always, no interventions or sulfur in the cellar. Just good, vibrant, and honest wine.
97 cases produced