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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details

Description: Not widely planted on the North Fork of Long Island, we believe this varietal to have a natural affinity to the coastal micro-climate and local seafood fare. A portion of this wine is tank-fermented to accentuate the fresh varietal characteristics of the grape. The remaining juice is barrel fermented and left in contact with the yeast lees to gain complexity and roundness. This wine exhibits classic Sauvignon Blanc characteristics of grapefruits and grassiness on the nose and refreshing citrus, lemongrass flavors. This wine is a perfect match with shellfish and other seafoods, and also compliments dishes with strong herb seasonings.

Varietal Definition
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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