Sauvignon Blanc Reserve2016

21.99

Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

We celebrate an entirely new generation of this wine at our estate, planted in sites prepared specifically for its three clonal varieties, selected in New Zealand for their adaptability to our warm growing conditions. Fermentation and aging in stainless steel, with extended contact with the lees, capture the vibrant aromas and refreshing palate of Sauvignon Blanc with firm body and lively food friendliness.

 

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Securing Sauvignon Blanc

Year

2016

Cellar Life

4yrs

Costly beginnings with a superb climax. A prematurely warm March induced bud break two weeks ahead of average, and then a series of frosty April nights robbed us of 40% of the crop. As the season progressed the vines suffered additional crop losses during a rainy June. Finally, from early August into late September, we enjoyed picking beautifully ripened fruit under clear and sunny skies. The whites showed beautiful aromatics and refreshing acidity, while the reds exhibited great depth of flavor and structure for aging. A stellar Octagon vintage.

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 2017 Gold Medal
Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (CA), 2017 Gold Medal
Fermentation In stainless steel for 15 days at 55º F
Aging On the lees in stainless steel 5 months
Composition Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5 %
Residual Sugars, 0.%
Total Acidity, 0.68%

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