2018 Sansara Sauvignon Blanc
September 10 & 13, 2018
Fermented in stainless-steel, aged four months in neutral French oak barrels with light lees time.
February 9, 2019
In the glass the wine is brilliant, light, greenish-gold. The nose offers aromas of fresh cut hay, sweet pea blossoms, pink grapefruit, and wet stone. Silky and surprisingly full-bodied in structure, the wine has nuanced flavors of pear, melon, lime zest, balanced by a long and pleasingly dry, flinty finish.
Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown on richer, loamier soils for better canopy protection and distinct varietal aromas and flavors. We use a full range of clones to create a wine of greater complexity; our Entav 378 clone, which adds minerality and lemon zest, and the Musqué clone, imparting distinctive aromatic herbal and tropical fruit notes. The long, even growing season in 2018, supported by good rainfall, inspired us to a racier, lower alcohol, more ‘Sancerre-like’ style. To preserve its vibrant fruit flavors, we fermented in stainless-steel at cool temperatures with a select yeast strain to enhance aromatics. Post fermentation, the wine spent four months in neutral oak barrels with light lees contact to improve mouth feel.
100% Sauvignon Blanc