Once whole clusters are gently pressed, 50% of the cuvee are fermented in used barrels for an extra texture while the rest of 50% is fermented in a stainless steel tank at low temperature to retain fruit expression. The two portions are blended together after 10 months of aging.
Followed by a very challenging vintage of 2020, we were so relieved to have a healthy vintage of 2021. And 2021 turned out to be a spectacular vintage. The bud break started a bit late but benign, dry weather throughout the growing season enabled grapes to develop intense flavor. There was no heat spell after the veraison and this dry condition gave us an opportunity to pick grapes at ultimate maturity levels. This vintage brings balance and complexity to the wine.
This Sauvignon Blanc has bright aromas of grapefruit, lime, pear, a hint of lychee, orange zest, tarragon, lemon grass, and pistachio. Refreshing citrus flavor jumps out of a glass and lingers long. Acidity is vibrant but supple and leaves a room for delicate mouthfeel.
Lively and charming.