2022 Alexander Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
3 months in neutral French oak barrels, 1 new Acacia barrel, & 1 new lightly toasted French oak barrel with Acacia heads.
Our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is made in the French style, aged in neutral oak barrels with a soft finish. Aromas of white grapefruit, kiwi, honeydew, golden delicious apple, Asian pear, and lemon-lime essence. The body is light to medium, beautifully balanced with crisp acids and a lingering finish. Full flavors of passion fruit, key lime preserves, apricots, green apples, and a hint of spearmint. The perfect aperitif wine to start your evening or enjoy with a light alfresco dinner. Pairs deliciously with goat cheese, fresh spring vegetables, roasted chicken, grilled fish or sponge cake with a vanilla cream drizzle.
12 Barrels Produced
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc was picked early in the morning. Once the fruit arrived at the winery it was weighed and immediately loaded into the press as whole clusters. The grapes were then pressed, and the juice was pumped to a tank to be cold settled. Cold settling is a process to chill the newly pressed juice to 40-50F for 2-3 days typically. The cold temperature helps the sediment in the juice settle to the bottom of the tank. Once this happened the juice was then racked off the lees or sediment to 8-year-old neutral French barrels to begin fermentation. A commercial wine yeast was added that is specifically intended for the Sauvignon Blanc varietal fermentation. After fermentation the wine was racked to a tank, then pumped back to the same barrels on light lees for the next 3 months. It was pumped out of barrels to tank just prior to bottling.