Picked for ros below 22 brix, with bright natural acidity. Pressed after 3-6 hours of skin contact. Fermented in several lots at cold temperatures for bright aromatics, snappy acidity and a diverse set of flavors. Stainless steel fermentation arrested secondary fermentation, sterile filtered. Made by Ian Brand, San Francisco Chronicle 2018 Winemaker of the Year, featured in multiple Wine Spectator and industry articles. Fresh picked watermelon and strawberries, river rocks and hints of herbaceous undertones on the nose continue on the palate, blending with elegant, fine grained textures. Minerality, white pepper, bright acidity, and candied red fruits complement the long pretty finish.
Little Wings was established in 2015 in memory of our daughter, Mikaela Bustamante, who was born prematurely at just 24 weeks. After 11 hard-fought days in the University of Miami Holtz Childrens Hospital NICU, she passed away, leaving her meaningful mark on this world. This wine is made in memory of her short, impactful life.