Qupé Marsanne, Los Olivos District 2018 - DUTY PAID

qupe marsanne los olivios district - wimbledon wine cellar

A classically Californian take on this famous northern Rhône varietal, from the Los Olivos District AVA which lies in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County.  The cool nights and mornings ensure the wine maintains its freshness, while the warm days bring with it power and weight. The nose is instantly appealing, with notes of citrus, kumquat, peach and fennel, followed on the palate by lively acidity and a textural mouthfeel. Beautiful in its youth, or cellar for five years to allow complex nutty aromas to develop.

The hand-harvested grapes were whole-cluster pressed. After a two day cold settle, the juice was racked off gross lees to barrel. The wine was barrel-fermented in neutral French oak followed by malolactic fermentation. It was then aged on its lees for 6 months before racking into stainless steel for blending and rest prior to bottling. 2018 saw a mild summer, resulting in a well-rounded vintage with expressive fruit flavours.

Available May / June 2022

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£426.00 a case (6 x 75cl)