Sauvignon Blanc Reserve2020

25.00

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

2020

Cellar Life

4yrs

A unique and most challenging growing season, beginning with 8 nights of Spring frosts that reduced the yields. A wet late Spring, a record cold June followed by a very dry period in July, when we almost had to irrigate. Mid-Summer was a rollercoaster of rains followed by sunshine. At last we enjoyed a dry end of September for harvest. All white varietals show great aromatics, very fresh acidity, and medium structure. Our most reliable parcels of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot rewarded our dedication with very elegant and age-worthy wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon yielded a fragrant yet simpler style of red. Octagon 2020 will be produced from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, without Cabernet Sauvignon.

Virginia Governor's Cup 2022 Gold Medal
Winemakers Challenge International 2022 Gold Medal
Fermentation In stainless steel for 15 days at 55º F
Aging On the lees in stainless steel 8 months
Composition Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 13 %
Residual Sugars, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.63%

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