Stolpman "Crunchy Roastie", 2020, 750ml
We pick Syrah early while still “crunchy”, with high acidity and low potential alcohol. Then, we utilize whole-grape, un-crushed carbonic fermentation so as not to extract coarse, under-ripe tannin – leaving the wine feathery and chillable. To ensure a pure, luscious fruit profile we utilized the age-old Cote Rotie “Roasted Slope” method of co-fermenting a small percentage of viognier that heaps on pretty floral aromatics to the darker, brooding Syrah profile.
co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier
Signature blue and black Syrah fruit gives way to black olives and seared meats. Robust yet silky smooth, the ultimate summer grilling companion with just enough juicy fruit to carry through the mellow, yummy finish touched with a fine spice-rub crust.