2021 Sauvignon Blanc
A laser of lemon pith, white rose, and even some red fruit. An intense purity. I like it with grilled veggies, lots of garlic, halloumi, mussels, clams, and grilled steak w olive oil and oregano! Obviously pretty specific, but you get the idea :)
The 2021 wine is not vineyard-designated on the label because it has 20 percent of a new vineyard called Burnett, which is really fun acid-driven stuff. This tiny 1-acre site is in Bennett Valley, an incredible inland valley next to Santa Rosa just west of the Russian River Valley. Even though it is further from the ocean than the Russian River Valley, it pulls in fog to keep it relatively cool. It is a young-vine vineyard (planted around 2017), which complements the old vines on the other site. Not yet certified but has been farmed organically from its inception.
The grapes were picked at the beginning of September and were partially destemmed, with 50% left as whole clusters. Sealed and left to macerate for one week before being foot crushed. They finished fermentation with gentle punch downs every other day till dryness. Six months of elevage without disturbing. Bottled without fining or filtration, 13 ppm total of SO2 at bottling.
Limited quantities & exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark
- Area: United States, California, Mendocino
- Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc