Stolpman Vineyards Love You Bunches Carbonic Sangiovese 2018
Despite the longer hang-time, the 2018 profile is the brightest and zippiest yet. Lighter in color, 2018 Love You Bunches leans more towards the profile of a rose wine than a red. Terms like crushable, mashable, glug-glug, glou-glou… all fit the downright deliciousness of this wine. Red notes of fresh-picked, juicy cherry and berry ride high over ruby grapefruit and zesty tangerine.
Don’t forget to drink it cold, during the day (or all night with most any cuisine), and don’t be caught with just one bottle in the cooler – it will be empty in a flash and your guests will demand more!
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This carbonic Sangiovese is all about freshness, starting with aromas of crushed red currant, raspberry, watermelon and red flowers. Very light in the glass, the wine is tremendously zippy on the sip and nearly effervescent, offering easy-to-quaff flavors of melon and berry
Stolpman Vineyards is located in Ballard Canyon, just 15 miles from the coast. The location lends to warm days with cool nights. Tom and Marilyn Stolpman planted their first grapes in 1992 and today have 120 planted acres. The vineyard continues to be a dynamic location for the planting of Syrah, Sangiovese and Rousanne. Jeff Newton and Larry Finkle, along with our Vineyard Manager, Ruben Solorzano, have recently planted high density vines and continue to explore the standards of what it takes to make the best quality grapes from southern exposed vines and limestone soil.
Accounting for only ten percent of the greater Santa Ynez AVA, Ballard Canyon’s north-south orientation provides an ideal pattern of sunshine and martime fog for producing excellent Syrah. While Syrah is planted to half of the total AVA acreage, an additional third is dedicated to other Rhône varieties, red and white.
Among Italy's elite red grape varieties, Sangiovese has the perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Somm Secret—Sangiovese doubles under the alias, Nielluccio, on the French island of Corsica where it produces distinctly floral and refreshing reds and rosés.