2022 Merryvale Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
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. Large format (320L and 600L) neutral French oak barrels provide an outstanding platform to let the purity of the Pope Valley and old vine Yountville fruit shine. A small portion was fermented and aged in concrete to enhance minerality and complexity.
Alluring aromas of honeysuckle, white flowers, and orange blossoms mingle with stone fruits and kaffir lime. The classic barrel fermentation and elevage 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. Fantastic paired with seafood. Enjoy now and over the next 5 years.