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2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Winner 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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SKU: 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

A clear, pale lemon colored wine with a nose dominated by clean, delicate aromas of fresh tropical fruit—pineapple, banana, and guava.  The body is light, crisp, and refreshing with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit.  Orange, lemon, pineapple, and passionfruit fill the palate and a hint of fresh ginger spiciness rounds out the finish.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Mimbres Valley
Harvest Date
7/26/16, 8/4/16
Acid
8.1 g/L
pH
3.32
Aging
6 months in stainless steel tank
Bottling Date
2/7/2017
Residual Sugar
14.5 g/L
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A clear, pale lemon colored wine with a nose dominated by clean, delicate aromas of fresh tropical fruit—pineapple, banana, and guava. The body is light, crisp, and refreshing with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Orange, lemon, pineapple, and passionfruit fill the palate and a hint of fresh ginger spiciness rounds out the finish.
Awards
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017
Vineyard Notes
All the fruit that went into our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from the Mimbres Valley of New Mexico.
Production Notes
We chose to bring in two separate lots, the first of which was harvested on July 26th, and the second on August 4th. All fruit was whole cluster pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery, and cold settled over the course of a few days. After racking off solids, the second lot was again split and the juice was fermented with different yeasts selected for their capacities to develop and retain fresh citrus and tropical notes. Fermentation took place at 57° F, and lasted 16-19 days depending on the lot. After completing fermentation, the tanks were chilled, and a small dose of SO2 was added to prevent malolactic fermentation. After the lees settled, the tanks were racked and blending trials commenced. For our final blend, we decided to add a small volume of Gewurztraminer from the same New Mexico vineyard for that extra bit of complexity.
Winemaker Notes
Working with this Sauvignon Blanc has proved to be a delight for me, as a winemaker. I wanted to really showcase the characteristic varietal notes of this wine, so did as much as I could to coax them out and retain them through the winemaking process. It has been interesting for me to taste this wine as it continues its evolution from tank to bottle, for example, starting out with ripe guava flavors that were gradually overshadowed by mango. I'm excited to revisit it frequently throughout the spring, summer., and fall.
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