En Cavale - Sauvignon Blanc Conta Costa 2022 750ml (12% abv)

En Cavale - Sauvignon Blanc Conta Costa 2022 750ml (12% abv)

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from the importer:

En Cavale is a collaboration between our good friends and colleagues (and also both at one point our entire Bay Area sales operation), Wolfgang Weber and Chad Hinds (Methode Sauvage). Their idea was to team up and make soulful, yet accessible expressions of old-school Californian wine with a hat tip to many of their favorite wines from France and Italy.

Grown in the wind-blown sand and weathered clay soils of Oakley and Knightsen. Warm, often hot days, and evenings cooled by regular winds from Suisun Bay and the delta confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, make for an early sauvignon blanc harvest in northern California. The vines were planted in the early 1990s, and our block is farmed without synthetic chemicals.

vividly aromatic, underripe pineapple core, mango blossom, lime zest, medium bodied, a clean & refreshing orange that will appeal to more traditional white wine drinkers as well, a dry adult Capri Sun

only 450 cases produced

region: Contra Costa, CA, USA

varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

style: hazy white / elegant orange

farming/cellar: organic, Most of the grapes were foot tread and left to soak shortly before going into the press. After about a week much of the wine was racked to neutral French oak, while some of the juice was fermented and raised entirely in plastic flex tanks. A significant portion of the fruit was also fermented on its skins for a few weeks and this wine was pressed to age in a mix of new and used acacia barrels. No inoculations, nor blocking of malolactic fermentation. A small amount of sulfur (25ppm) was added when the lots were combined before bottling. Unfiltered. No added yeast.

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