2022 Atlas Peak Sauvignon Blanc

In 2022 the rainy season was very short, with rain only really in December. Bud break occurred on April 13, and bloom on May 25. Summer was moderate until August, when it warmed up and winds picked up through the mountains that concentrated the fruit just before harvest. By August 3,1 when we brought in the Sauvignon Blanc, it was at 23 Brix and was starting to lose leaves, and more hot weather was predicted. The western Semillon section at Windy Flats was ready to go, so we estimated 9% and brought it in so they could co-ferment together. The solid crop of 3.9 tons Sauvignon Blanc and 0.39 tons of Semillon was hand harvested at night, crushed into bins for 2 hours, then dumped in the press. The juice was racked and inoculated with Delta yeast for barrel fermentation. Barrel fermentation creates a richer more complex palate with breadth and interest. With battonage every 2 weeks for the first 4 months, the wine developed a creamy palate in spite of its nice acidity. This Sauvignon Blanc has a distinct sense of site on Atlas Peak, and will reward cellaring for 3 to 5 years, and perhaps many more. The 2022 Atlas Peak Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of creamy orange blossom, flaky pastry, nectarine and kiwi. The palate is elegant and integrated, with lime, coconut, and golden delicious apple flavors. Satiny viscosity defines the texture, but balanced acidity keeps the freshness and the long finish.

Vintage: 2022 | Variety: Sauvignon Blanc | Appellation: Atlas Peak | Alcohol %: 14.5

Add To Cart $55 / 750ml