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2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

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Purpose

Founded by Laura Roach, Loubud Wines stems from her appreciation and love for producing handcrafted, quality wines. Her winemaking career began at The University of California, Davis where she focused on viticulture and enology studies and worked her first harvest in 2008 at Schramsberg Vineyards. Upon gaining her Bachelors of Science in V&E at Davis, she was awarded the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Scholarship to work abroad in Burgundy, France in 2010. From this internship, as well as in Napa Valley, CA and Paarl and Stellenbosch South Africa, Laura had the opportunity to work alongside many gifted winemakers and perfect her own winemaking skills.

 

 Working closely with Pinot Noir in different regions, Laura was drawn to this variety, and eventually to Santa Barbara County. As the Enologist and Assistant Winemaker at Sanford Winery, an esteemed winery & vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, for four years she has assisted in the production of high-end Pinots noirs, Chardonnays, Rosés and Sparkling wines. As a key player in developing this sparkling program in 2013, Laura’s passion for producing her own sparkling wines grew. With this passion came her love for the surrounding area. As any realtor will recommend to a new homebuyer, “location, location, location”; Loubud found its location. The cool marine climate and long growing season of Santa Barbara County support the development of fruit forward wines with bright, vivacious acidity. These characteristics allow for quality Pinots, but even more so for sparkling wines and rosés of this delicate variety.

 

Herein lies her niche, and the seed, for developing Loubud Wines:

handcrafted méthode champenoise sparkling wine and direct-to-press pinot noir rosé.

 

 

Méthode

There is no hurrying quality.

From beginning to end, thoughtful detail & planning must be carried out to ensure the very best.

 

For this reason, Loubud’s wines are made with careful consideration and respect for the fruit and vineyard. Sourced from a cool, western-most vineyard within Santa Barbara County, the Pinot noir fruit is expressive of its location. The sandy loam soil of the Cebada Vineyard and Pacific coastal marine layer influence the structure and flavors of the fruit. It seems as if the ocean’s salinity is translocated through the vine into the fruit. A constant flux of temperature surrounds the fruit; cool mornings and evenings sandwich warm afternoons, blanketing the valley with a thick, cool marine layer. Ripening under this daily warm sun over a lengthened growing season, the Pinot develops slowly and beautifully.

 

 Loubud Rosé of Pinot Noir is a Direct-to-Press (DTP) rosé, in that upon handpicking, the fruit goes directly to press for extraction of a blush, elegant juice. The rosé, having minimal skin contact during pressing, is light in color and delicate.

 

Crafted in the traditional Champagne method, the Loubud Blanc de Noirs is a Méthode Champenoise sparkling, featuring in-the-bottle fermentation and ageing. Through years of bottle ageing our sparkling developes those highly valued, tiny bubbles, rich, yeasty textures and caramelized aromatics that are so sought out.

 

 

2016 Rosé of Pinot, Spring 2017

2015 Blanc de Noirs, Fall 2017

 

 

Cebada Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County, AKA          .

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