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2017 Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Enjoy aromas of papaya & subtle hints of orange blossom

2017 was another great vintage for the North Fork. Although marginally cooler temperatures prevailed in May and again in August and early September. October, was unusually warm and spectacular - perfect for harvesting! Rainfall was steady but manageable throughout the summer and there was a nice period of dry weather in the middle of the summer. As always, obsessive management and disease control in the vineyard were important in 2017 as ripening was (in some varietals) almost two weeks later than usual. But flavors developed beautifully with strong Brix and moderate acids. The 2017 harvest produced clean and balanced fruit with outstanding flavors.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Hand-harvested: September 28 & October 6
Winemaking: Whole cluster pressing. Cold fermentation at 60° F in stainless steel tanks.
Bottled: April 2017
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cases Produced: 700
Retail Price: $25.00
Enjoy: Drink now for optimum enjoyment
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date:  August 2017