As always, our Rosé is aged entirely under flor, like Sherry or Vin Jaune from the Jura. Aging under flor not only encourages more savory textures, it also contributes its own flavors, such as roasted nuts, sea salt, and bruised apple. We find that relatively brief stays under flor- in this case 6 months- contribute to the wine’s character without overriding a sense of place or the wine’s inherent fruit. This year, we aged entirely in tank (past years have been neutral oak), and the wine is incredibly bright and juicy. If you have the patience, we recommend giving this wine a couple of weeks to rest after arrival; flor-aged wines such as this that aren’t filtered tend to be more delicate than our other wines, and a little rest after travel will really allow this to blossom and show its best self. Pair with spicy foods and big flavors, it can take ‘em!
We are Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation, of our growing region has been our life's work. We first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between our two greatest passions. As winemakers, we seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. We believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. We embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with our creative spirit and palates as our primary tools. Thank you for joining us on our winemaking journey.– Cameron, Marlen, and Miles Porter.
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