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Brassfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Vineyard

Brassfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $14.99 per bottle

Description: Whole cluster pressing followed by a slow, 30-day fermentation in all stainless steel brought forward intense aromas of ripe cantaloupe and green melon. Flinty and floral qualities intertwined with a light herbal component enhance the lively mid-palate with a firm acid structure and lingering finish. Enjoy this wine solo, or with prosciutto and cantaloupe, a seafood risotto with wild mushrooms, or baked salmon with a fresh tomato and sorrel beurre blanc. Tasting notes: Pale yellow in color, the wine bursts with aromas of Bartlett pears, honeydew, and tropical fruits. Flinty and floral qualities enhance the lively mid-palate which is supported by a firm acid structure, and a lingering, clean, crisp 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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