Qupe Grenache, Santa Barbara County 2018 Under Bond

qupe granache santa barbara county - wimbledon wine cellar

A superb expression of Californian Grenache, with aromas of violets, tobacco, raspberries and wet stone. Reminiscent of Chambord, this wine is racy with fresh raspberry flavours, supple tannins and a spice laced finish. To maximize fruit extraction, 33% whole clusters in an open-top fermenter were used, with treading before de-stemming.  Grapes were cold soaked, with wild yeast fermentation before being transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.  The wine was aged for 16 months in French oak, 20% new. 2018 was the seventh consecutive year Santa Barbara County would face a drought. Daytime temperatures throughout Summer and Autumn were mild, enabling slow, even ripening of deeply concentrated fruit. 93 points – Wine Enthusiast – Nov 2020

Available May / June 2022

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Country: 
Vintage: 
2018
Dominant Grape: 
Grenache
Case Size: 
6
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Type: 
Red
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£231.61 a case (6 x 75cl)