Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches Orange

$36.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Santa Barbara, California
Viticulture: Organic and Sustainable
Grape varieties: Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Orange Muscat, and Semillon

Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches Orange shows firm, quenching citrus fruit with loads of mashable, mouth-filling tactile yumminess.

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About Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches Orange

Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches Orange shows firm, quenching citrus fruit with loads of mashable, mouth-filling tactile yumminess. The Pinot Gris and Orange Muscat co-ferment provide a reddish-orange tint while the Gewürztraminer brings a pink peach tone. The Semillon adds a bright yellow tint to bring the final blend back to an orange hue. Pinot Gris lends savory rich layers, while the Gewürztraminer brings ripe aromatic aromas and feathery mid-palate stuffing. The tropical orange muscat becomes integrated into the gewürztraminer while the Semillon brings the finish of the wine to a high-acid crunch.

After the success of his first whole-grape, carbonic-fermentation of “white” grapes in 2020, Pete Stolpman spent the first part of 2021 scouring Santa Barbara wine country for potential components for his follow-up effort.  He was thrilled to find Gewurztraminer to add color, texture, and an exotic floral + spice component.  Bitter sweetly, this might be the last vintage from the Semillon planted in 1972 on his friend Matt’s vineyard in the Los Olivos District AVA as these days, the old vines are producing extremely low yields. Following the same technique employed with the red version of Love You Bunches, Pete lovingly hand-harvested each bunch to keep the grapes intact for the first week of fermentation.  This process gently extracts skin color and texture while allowing the wine to remain delicate and fresh, without tannin or coarseness.

About Stolpman Vineyards

Over 20 years ago, Tom Stolpman discovered what he believed to be 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 naturally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. Stolpman is committed to preserving this natural environment for their vines through conscious farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, they prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation.

Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, Stolpman Winery believes that they can create vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to the Ballard Canyon AVA in California.

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