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