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2017 ROUSSANNE, Stolpman. Ballard Canyon, California
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Ballard Canyon is in Santa Barbara County, closer to LA than San Francisco. It's a moderate rather than cool sub-region, so unlike some of the neighbouring areas that specialise in Chardonnay and Pinot, the key grapes here are Syrah and white Rhône varieties.
Grape Variety: Dry-farmed (still unusual in California) Roussanne (with 10% of Chardonnay), fermented and matured for 15 months in 500 litre oak barrels (25% new wood).
Producer: 150 acres of vineyard, owned and run by the Stolpman family with the help of consultant winemaker Sashi Moorman.
Old Bridge Rating: Exotic richness with balanced acidity - hedonistic but not overpowering.
£29.95 per bottle
£28.45 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£26.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.