1772 Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Edna Valley experienced a cool 2018 vintage, producing a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were destemmed, and the berries macerated overnight in a cold tank to extract more aromatic and textural components. The grapes were then pressed, and the juice barreled down for fermentation. 18% of the wine was aged in new Acacia barrels, and the remainder of the wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels. Acacia barrels lift the aromas and flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc without adding phenolic structure to the wine. The wine received a strict batonnage regime throughout its time in the barrel to build a rounder mouthfeel.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from the Salaal section of Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch. Salaal is planted on the valley floor filled with heavy clay soils. Clay soils tend to stay cooler, while producing a Sauvignon Blanc grape that has more fruit characteristics and body. The coastal fog and daily afternoon sea breeze contribute to this wine’s refreshing acidity.
Color Pale: straw
On the Nose: Fresh herbs and flowers, fruits range from banana, nectarine to candied mango
On the Palate: Fresh and bright on the palate with flavors of pink grapefruit, orange zest and fuji apple
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation: Barrel fermented
Aging: 5 months, with 18% aged in new Acacia and 82% aged in neutral French oak barrels
Vineyard: Edna Ranch