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Wild Child Rosé
Meet the delicious, refreshing follow-up to Stars Like Ours and Forever Baby, our free-spirited Wild Child. One sip of this, and you'll never go back to boring Rosé.
If you've been with us a while, you know the lengths we will go to create a crisp, Provençal-style Rosé that tops all of our previous efforts. This year's effort is no exception. In fact, it blows away our previous bottling.
While a lot of wineries treat Rosé as a by-product of their regular red wines, AKA the "saignée" method, we believe that Rosé deserves a deliberate approach. So we select the best grape varieties, pick at the ideal ripeness, and then delicately whole-cluster-press our fruit to avoid extracting harsh textures and overwhelming color. It's a much harder and complicated method but assures us the purest, untamed expression of Rosé.
The backbone of Wild Child is Grenache and Mourvèdre from the Saureel Vineyard in El Dorado County, which sits at 1,500 feet in elevation. Not only do the Sierra Foothills have all the groovy varieties we love for Rosé, but the growing conditions are ideal for our stylistic approach. Intensely hot summers help produce fruit with bright, mouth-watering flavor and the decomposed granite soils lend the incredible minerality that keeps it all in balance. Lastly, we added Cinsaut and Counoise to the party, because we love their gypsy souls too.
And let us reiterate: this is the BEST ROSÉ we have ever made. Starting with the delicate salmon color, and gorgeous aromas of wild strawberries, grapefruit zest, and rose petals, this wine will literally make you drool. And when we say literally, we mean literally. On your tongue, you'll pick up these bright flavors of strawberry, bing cherry, and fresh watermelon complemented by sexy jasmine and tea notes. The finish? It's fucking crisp and satisfying. Just like you asked for.
At Tank, we've long celebrated rebels, misfits, and those that just don't give a shit, and as such, we blessed this wine with the name Wild Child. But how do you capture all these wild, sexy, untamed flavors in a label? The same way we always do, by calling up our longtime collaborator Sita Kaylin, and telling her we need a Trans Am, some California sun, and somebody who just doesn't give a shit.
Sometimes, we know a wine is gonna be a hit, but Ancestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is gonna leave reverberations that will forever be etched in Tank's history. It's that good. Old school Tank peeps, remember Pop-Nat? This is that on steroids.
And that's what we told Bertus and his team to make. Electric strawberries, watermelon Jolly Ranchers, and pop rocks in a glass. Make this dream a reality. For that, they knew it had to be Barbera. This Italian grape is iconic for its juicy fruit flavors and mouthwatering acidity, and when you got the plug on the best Barbera vineyards in El Dorado, there is no way to avoid a wine that is a masterpiece.
For our effervescence, we turned to the OG: Méthode Ancestrale, or as you may know it, Pét-Nat. This technique is the predecessor to the Méthode Champenoise that is commonly used in modern sparkling wines but is in our opinion a lot cooler. After pressing Barbera to extract just the perfect amount of color and texture, we bottled the fermenting juice and allowed it to complete this one and only fermentation in the bottle. While modern methods involve a step of adding sugar and starting a second fermentation, Méthode Ancestral hits the jumper on its first shot, creating a more rustic wine with delicate bubbles.
And let us tell you, THIS THING IS FUCKING WILD. Like, the most delicious, refreshing thing that may ever go inside your mouth. Right out of the bottle, its neon pink color and frothy bubbles are otherworldly. Take a whiff, and you'll be treated to sexy and inviting aromas of wild strawberries while bursting bubbles tickle your nose. But like we said, the real party starts in your mouth as this electric pink cookie juice zips over your tongue, treating you to refreshing flavors of fresh-cut strawberries, watermelon candy, and apricots, with a brisk minerality and exhilarating pop. This shit is straight-up orgasmic. You need to try it for yourself.
When we close our eyes and think of this wine, we picture a dark sexy scene and vibrant neon lights washing over us as we dance in the dark. And for a wine like this, the worthy successor to Pop-Nat, you know we needed a label that absolutely glows with sex appeal.