Our 2015 offers exuberant tropical notes of mango, cantaloupe, pineapple and ginger with restrained citrus and herbaceous notes in the background.
The mouth sustains the aromas with a luxurious feel of richness, tempered as always with a firm structure and acidity. The wine remains lively, refreshing, and long on the palate with a hint of toasted almond on the finish!
The drought continued in 2015. Dry weather combined with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring to give us early bud break and bloom. As vines were in full bloom in May, we encountered cold weather that resulted in uneven fruit set and much smaller crops. Sauvignon Blanc was hit especially hard.
It was one of the earliest and quickest harvests on record. And in fact, the earliest harvest ever for Sauvignon Blanc. Nevertheless, as is often the case with short vintages, we were very pleased with quality.
Bottling Date: May 4, 2016.
Our winemaking strategy has remained consistent for quite a few years now. Grapes arrive early in the day and proceed directly to the press without any crushing. The resulting juice ferments at a cool temperature in stainless steel for two to three weeks. We select a yeast strain known to accentuate aromatics, freshness, and fruitiness. Fermentation: 12 days at 50º, VIN 13 Yeast
After fermentation the majority of the wine remains in stainless steel, while the remainder ages sur-lie in older cooperage. That sur-lie aged component seems to provide just the right amount of texture to the wine. 80% Stainless Steel and 20% Neutral French Oak
Light straw in color.