Stolpman Vineyards, Combe Trousseau Ballard Canyon 2017Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
I find it fascinating when a passion creates an experiment and that experiment turns out to be pretty delicious. Around 2010 Rajat Parr was convinced that planting these very difficult to farm grapes on the Stolpman Estate could produce some interesting wines. This is exactly what happened. The wines are insanely small in production, the first vintage was 2014, and now have 2.3 acres of Trousseau that have been planted. 70% de-stemmed and 30% whole cluster, the grapes are crushed under foot in concrete and then circulated via pump over throughout fermentation. The wine then ages 8 months in Neutral French 500L Puncheons until bottled. These are classified as Natural wine. They are light-bodied and juicy with showcasing some classic savory tones for a light red.