Stolpman Para Maria Red (de los Tecolotes) 2021
Maria Solorzano, this wine’s namesake, appears shy around visitors and she is always quick to smile. For anyone that sees her in action, it is clear that she leads by the example of her hard-work. Most comfortable in her routine of perpetual motion out on the vineyard – Maria runs perhaps the hardest working, most passionate vineyard crew in the world.
On a daily basis, she teaches La Cuadrilla new techniques to execute a constant barrage of experiments – often adapting on the fly – figuring out practical ways of farming ridiculously high-density vineyards by hand or training canopies for ideal shading and wind-flow.
Label Art: The nickname for villagers from Santa Cruz, Jalisco; Maria’s hometown, is “Tecolote” – or night owl. The name stems from the popular late night parties thrown in the town. Maria and La Cuadrilla also turn nocturnal for three months out of the year to harvest in the cold night air for maximum freshness. A resident female Great Horned Owl is the most prolific rodent control beast on the vineyard.
Stolpman Para Maria Red is a 50-50 partnership between the Stolpman and Solorzano families.
Sourced from vineyards under Ruben Solorzano’s management
40% of Syrah Whole-cluster, carbonic fermentation in sealed tank. 35% of Syrah de-stemmed, traditional fermentation. 25% of Petit Verdot de-stemmed, open top
All stainless steel tanks, sealed for Carbonic, open-topped for crushed fermentation
Cooperage & Elevage
100% Neutral oak barrels for 7 months
14% Alc by Vol
3700 cases produced