Crushed and Cured

Qupé, "Y" Block Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, California


This is a classic cool climate Chardonnay made in a traditional style. Pale straw colour in the glass. Aromas of citrus, pears, baking spice. Mouth-coating viscosity on the palate balanced by naturally fresh, crisp acidity. Completely dry, this is an elegantly balanced and structured Chardonnay.

Qupé focuses on cool climate expressions of Rhône varietals along the Central Coast of Santa Barbara Country. Qupe’s Y Block Chardonnay is sourced primarily from Bien Nacido Vineyard in the cool Santa Maria Valley of northern Santa Barbara County. 

This wine was made using traditional techniques: hand-harvested, whole cluster pressed, chilled for 48 hours in tank, then racked off heavy lees for fermentation. Qupe’s Y Block Chardonnay was 100% barrel fermented and aged in old French Burgundy oak barrels. Aged on the lees for eight months then racked clean to stainless steel for blending and rest before bottling.

Country: United States

Region: Santa Barbara County 

Vintage: 2019

Grape Variety: Chardonnay (95%), Marsanne (4%), Viognier (1%)

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Qupe