1772 Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were hand-picked in the middle of the night to ensure the freshness and integrity of the fruit. Shortly after the grapes were delivered to the winery, they were pressed and the juice was chilled overnight. Once the juice settled, 15% the juice was barreled down for barrel fermentation to build the mouthfeel of the wine, while the majority of the juice was transferred to a stainless steel tank to maintain a crisp and refreshing acidity. The wine underwent no malolactic fermentation. The components were blended prior to bottling to create a complex wine showcasing a similar character of the esteemed Sauvignon Blanc wines produced in France’s Loire Valley.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine come from the Salaal section of Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch. This wine is comprised of the Musque clone which thrives at this vineyard site because of the deep rich clay soils
Color: Pale gold with green highlights
On the Nose: Leading floral notes build to the aromas of white peach, with hints of boxwood and lemon, while melon rind and kumquat fade away on the deepest layer.
On the Palate: A vibrant acidity with pronounced characteristics of lime and kiwi, evolving into notes of orange while the acidity carries through the palate leaving the mouth watering. The finish features notes of tangerine and a hint of watermelon.
Fermentation: 85% stainless steel, 15% neutral French oak barrels
Aging: 8 months, 85% stainless steel, 15% neutral French oak