On the nose, beautiful tropical fruits burst from the glass with subtle notes of mulling spices - a hallmark of the 2016 vintage.
On the palette, this Sauvignon Blanc has a juicy acidity with candied lychee and guava fruits. Its' finish is long and clean with delicate baking spices and minerality.
We split the fermentation into two portions tank and barrel. By doing this we create complexity. The tank fermented portion is fermented at very low temperature. A cool slow fermentation allows a larger amount of fruity esters to stay in the wine. While the barrel fermented wine (15%) absorbs color, flavor, sugar, and aromatics of spice, vanilla, and toast. The barrels also build structure and lengthen the finish by adding tannin.
We use a cooperage based in Romania by the name of Transylvania Bois Tonnellerie. This extremely tight-grained eastern European oak fits our sauvignon blanc program like a glove.