2011 Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard

2011 Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard
2011 Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard

2011 Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard

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In this case, the wine fell for the barrel. Then after several years together the barrel left her. Her initially sweet, charming demeanor now reflects something more cautious in the glass as you take her in and promise to love her. Her heart is with the barrel. You can still taste the oak on her lips as you swallow her up. She is vibrant and concentrated all at once. She is deliberate. She is gentle. She is loving. Layered with notes of caramel, rhubarb, candy-corn, coastal sage and mint. This is the one you've been waiting for.

Blend: 100% Sangiovese, Stolpman Vineyard - Ballard Canyon AVA Santa Ynez Valley

Limit 6 per allocation member until sold out - only 26 cases produced

Turiya Wines 3rd Vintage
Harvest Date: November 1st, 2011
100% Stolpman Vineyard, Ballard Canyon AVA

Brix 25.5
15.5% Alc. PH 3.46
5 day cold soak
8 day low temperature fermentation
Soft press, separating free run from pressed
juice.
44 month barrel aging, one time used French Oak barrels.

Unfined, unfiltered.
6 months bottle aging before release.
Hand bottled, hand waxed. 24k gold screen-printed bottles. Signed by the Winemaker.

 

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My first glass of killer wine was a Chianti aka Sangiovese but from Italy’s Chianti region. It is the grape that turned my head and MADE me fall head over heals in love with wine. I am so grateful for that glass.  In 2011 I made my pilgrimage to Tuscany and visited some of the famed Brunello producers. I noted that to create a Brunello, (which is the Sangiovese grape), the wine must be aged for at least two years in barrel and released 50 months after harvest - or at least 5 years from the harvest date! So, you see, I am not the only one who ages wines for a LONG time before releasing! Brunello’s are some of the most beautiful, big, expressive wines in the world and are highly sought after by wine collectors. This is my homage to the grape, and to the tradition of creating a wine in the ‘Brunello’ style.