Stolpman Uni White 2021
70% Roussanne / 30% Chardonnay
2200 cases produced
Block 3 Roussanne
Block 3,5 Chardonnay
Chardonnay September 14 & 24
Roussanne October 23 -November 9
Native fermentation in neutral 500L French puncheons
Cooperage & Elevage
5 months in neutral 500L
French oak puncheons
13% Alc by Vol
Roussanne might be the richest, most decadent white grape in the world of wine. Ripe fruit intensity, and a coating, thick mid-palate deliver a hedonistic “wow” factor not often found in white wines. Because Roussanne spends months ripening on the vine, slowly developing its signature flavor concentration, the tart acidity of the grape often dwindles by harvest time.
At Stolpman, we decided zesty Chardonnay would be the perfect blending compliment. The Chardonnay lends a structured back-bone that refreshes the palate once the Roussanne’s up-front wave of flavor ebbs. Like Santa Barbara’s most famous delicacy, urchin harvested off our Channel Islands, the Uni white wine combines decadent richness with delicate precision.
We originally created Uni in 2016 as an exclusive for the Uchi sushi group out of Austin, Texas. Word quickly got out about the wine, with the help of SommTV’s promotion of Uni alongside the release of the Delicacy film. Today, Stolpman Uni White can be enjoyed throughout the US, Japan, and Korea.