This wine opens with glorious aromas of guava and passion fruit with a hint of orange blossom. On the palate, juicy pineapple and ripe honeydew flavors are followed by a flash of lemongrass. The texture of this wine is lovely with some supple viscosity on the front end and a cleansing finish that characterizes classic Sauvignon Blanc.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes for our Sauvignon Blanc were gently whole cluster pressed in a membrane press to minimize the extraction of bitter phenolics. The juice was delivered to the fermentor via centrifuge to create a more elegant mouthfeel. The must was then fermented at temperatures ranging from 60°F to 65°F, which is warmer than usual for most Sauvignon Blanc wines, in order to bring out more of the tropical and ripe citrus notes. After fermentation, the wine was aged off of its lees and bottled with no oak contact to preserve the bright fruit flavors.
|Six Generations of Winemaking Tradition
The Mirassou family has been growing grapes and crafting superior wines in the sun-drenched hills of California since 1854, earning the family the proud distinction of being America’s oldest winemaking family.