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Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details

Description: The grapes were whole-cluster pressed, then the juice was chilled and racked so that only the clearest juice was fermented. We used Champagne yeast and small stainless steel barrels for most of the fermentation, with the exception of two new French oak barrels. Blending wine that was fermented and aged in stainless steel with a small amount of wine that was barrel aged gave us complex aromas of pear tart, lychee and lemon/lime, supported by a smooth, round finish.

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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