Riding Monkey, Rose of Grenache, 2021
WATCH HILL VINEYARD, ALISOS CANYON | CALIFORNIA
Riding Monkey plays homage to the friendship and daring spirit of Nick Petrone and Dieter Cronje. Riding Monkey is riding on the side car of a motorcycle which these two buds literally do together. This concept is also symbolic of their efforts with this super tiny wine label of theirs. The two both work and make wine for Presq’uile Winery(another pretty dang small winery) as their main gig where Riding Monkey serves as a passionate, humble side-hustle. They believe that wine can only be measured by the company you share them with. These are premium wines that aren’t meant to be taken too seriously but should be seriously enjoyed amongst friends.
Tasting Notes: Super refreshing, light and herbaceous. Notes of watermelon, lime, white peach with delicate minerality.
Grape Growing/ Harvest:
- organic farming practices
Direct to press
- Native fermentation in barrel
- 100% native malolactic fermentation
- Aged 5 months in neutral French oak
- 40 cases produced