2021 Merryvale Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Sourced from a single vineyard site in Pope Valley, the fruit was hand harvested and pressed to tank for settling. The wine was barrel fermented then aged in 300L and 600L neutral French oak puncheons and one 240gal concrete tank. A time honored and labor intensive technique, barrel fermentation unlocks the potential of Sauvignon Blanc to be both luscious and precise. We barrel ferment and age in small lots, using different barrel sizes and shapes to layer texture and flavor.
Alluring aromas of tropical fruits, lychee, and honeysuckle. The classic barrel fermentation and élevage in neutral French oak and concrete provides generous texture combined with vibrant focus and minerality. A layered, pure and precise Sauvignon Blanc that showcases piercing acidity and fruit complexity as the wine opens. Long and lingering, pair this wine with summertime and seafood over the next 5 years.