2018 Carte Blanche

$45.00

A co-fermentation of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from the Renaissance Vineyard. Medium bodied, dry, intensely flavored, and super-friendly. Made for the long haul.

59 cases produced.

 

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The 2018 vintage of our Carte Blanche brings us back to the North Yuba section of the Sierra Foothills and, specifically, to the Renaissance Vineyard.

A co-fermentation of 74% Sauvignon Blanc and 26% Semillon from 36 years old vines, it was 100% foot-stomped and fermented on its skins/stems in an open-top fermenter, exactly as we make our reds. While being light in alcohol, it is high in acidity, concentrated, and intense, with a strong presence and a long finish.

This wine is made for the long hall, and would reward an additional decade or two of aging.

Continuing in our recent tradition, we allowed a small amount of lees to get into the bottle, giving the wine a little extra protection and enhancing its aging potential thanks to the reductive quality of the lees.

Organically grown fruit.

Alcohol: 12.7%         Total SO2: 35 mg/l, added at bottling