Stolpman Vineyards 'Love You Bunches' Rosé Central Coast 2022

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Stolpman Vineyards 'Love You Bunches' Rosé Central Coast 2022
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Country USA
Region California
Appellation/Sub-Region Central Coast
Grapes Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Conventional

Stolpman Vineyards is considered the founding vineyard of the Ballard Canyon AVA (granted official status in 2013) within Santa Barbara County. Stolpman’s "Love You Bunches" series traces its roots to a 2016 wedding attended by vigneron Pete Stolpman, where his carbonic sangiovese was served as the party wine. "Love You Bunches" is a pun referring to the use of whole-grape bunches during fermentation (without rupturing the grapes). This rosé edition, made from grenache (80%), mourvèdre (10%), and syrah (10%), brings out the classic Rhône flavors of those varieties, with a California twist. The bulk of the harvest was pressed directly, with a portion kept whole for 12-24 hours to begin carbonic fermentation before pressing. A gentle, smooth texture frames bright strawberry and citrus flavors in this delightful light rosé, with a hint of mint to top it off.