From one of the winery's oldest blocks, planted adjacent to the winery on shallow soil. The gnarly, old vines, which are now nearly 40 years old, continue to produce vibrant, expressive Sauvignon Blanc year after year. Vineyard elevation is between 2400-2700ft with west-facing aspect.
Grapes are 100% hand harvested early in the morning. All fruit is hand sorted to remove leaves or any sub-standard fruit. Fruit is destemmed with 30% whole berry. Immediately pressed at low pressures to avoid any astringency. Wild yeast are used to ferment this wine over a long period at low temperatures. No malolactic fermentation takes place.
The wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks for one year prior bottling, then 3 months in bottle prior to relase.
An aromatic wine displaying notes of tropical fruit with flavors of grapefruit, white peach, and melon with a crisp clean finish.