Graziano Sauvignon Blanc

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Graziano Sauvignon Blanc

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Varietal Composition 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation 100% fermented in neutral French Burgundy oak barrels and “sur-lie” aged for 6 months. No malolactic fermentation.
Aging Barrel aged at total of 6 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol Level 13.5%
Acid Level .82 g/100 ml Crushed into open top fermentor, pumped over and punched down two times daily for 15 days
pH Level 3.12
Residual Sugar Level .1% (Dry)

WINE NOTES
Sauvignon Blanc produces some of the greatest white wines on this planet. Its heritage lies in the vineyards of France’s Sancerre, Pouilly (Loire Valley) and Graves (Bordeaux) and this greatness has now spread to the vineyards of Mendocino County. This is our 6 th vintage of Sauvignon Blanc, which is produced in a classic style with aromas and flavors of citrus such as grapefruit and orange peel, supported by undertones of ripe melons and a wonderful minerality. This full-bodied wine has crisp acidity, an oily softness reminiscent of lanolin and a long clean finish. 100% barrel fermentation and “sur-lie” aging for 6 months in neutral French Burgundy oak barrels give this wine complexity and richness that stainless steel tanks cannot duplicate. No malolactic fermentation was allowed that could destroy the wine’s brilliant acidity. 87% of the grapes were grown by John McMenomey in the beautiful, high elevation Potter Valley along the headwaters of the east fork of the Russian River. Here, the cooling influences of the river preserve the acidity and fruitiness of this stunning wine. The remaining 13% is from the Lolonis Vineyard, in the eastern benchlands of Redwood valley.

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
Perfect accompaniment to grilled halibut, Dungeness crab, oysters on the half shell or many types of Asian cuisine. 

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