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Stolpman Vineyards Uni 2021

America, California Wine

The Sea Urchin of Stephanie Mutz, a Santa Barbara Sea Urchin diver, was the inspiration behind this wine. Stolpman's team aimed to craft a wine with richness and acidity to pair perfectly with her wonderful hand-harvested California Uni.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Ballard Canyon
Producer Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) 70% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay
¥5,280  (incl. tax)

The Sea Urchin of Stephanie Mutz, a Santa Barbara Sea Urchin diver, was the inspiration behind this wine. Stolpman's team aimed to craft a wine with richness and acidity to pair perfectly with her wonderful hand-harvested California Uni.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Ballard Canyon
Producer Stolpman Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color White
Varietal(s) 70% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay
Production

Viticulture

At Stolpman Vineyards, Roussanne is a labor of love. It is notorious for its slow and uneven ripening. To combat this, all bunches are hand-turned by vineyard staff once the outer facing grapes are ripened thus allowing the inner facing grapes to ripen evenly. With the rich, hedonistic Roussanne, an early harvested Chardonnay lends a lively acidity to the blend.

Vinification

Whole-bunch crushed, 2 hours of skin contact

VATTING/FERMENTATION
Native fermentation in neutral 500L French puncheons

COOPERAGE & ELEVAGE
5 months in neutral 500L French oak puncheons

Unfiltered

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Golden pineapple, white flowers, and Asian pear backed by tangerine citrus. Delightful fuzziness all over from the nose through the mouth. Fresh, crunchy acidity compliments the full-bodied richness of the mid-palate and provides a titillating cut under the fleshy, cloudy textures. It is rare to find so much zest and energy in such a coating white wine.

Producer

Producer Description

Leading Syrah Producer of Ballard Canyon AVA

Over 20 years ago, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what many might describe as one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. Stolpman is committed to preserving this natural environment for thier vines through natural farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, they prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation.


Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, they believe that they can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California. Their 220-acre property, of which 153 acres are currently planted to grapes, lies on three major limestone ridgelines in Santa Barbara County. By implementing revolutionary viticultural techniques, they push the dry-farmed limestone vines to unprecedented levels of quality.

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.0%
Product Code ST211557
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