Sauvignon Blanc Reserve2018


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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This season will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed some good to very good ripening in whites and some red varietals, but heavily penalizing Cabernet Sauvignon. In early September, under the pressure of Hurricane Florence we picked in between rains all of our reds. Despite all, we are very pleased with the fragrant whites and they have done exceptionally well.

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, 13.5 %
Residual Sugars, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.68%

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