Stolpman Vineyards Crunchy Roastie
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Cooperages & Elevage
100% stainless steel for 3 months
At The Winery
Because Crunchy Roastie is picked early, the high acid environment proves to be an inhospitable environment for unwanted bacteria and yeast to thrive. In addition, because of the acidity, the wine remains fresh and lively without the need for preservatives. We bottled both versions of Crunchy Roastie without sulfur “Sans Soufre’
We pick these grapes early and “crunchy”, with high acid and low alcohol potential. Then, we utilize whole-grape, un-crushed carbonic fermentation so as not to extract coarse, under-ripe tannin – leaving the wine feathery and chillable. To ensure a pure, luscious fruit profile we utilized the age-old Cote Rotie method of co-fermenting a small percentage of Viognier that heaps on pretty floral aromatics to the darker, brooding Syrah profile.