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2020 Explore Sauvignon Blanc

Day Six of the 12 Days of Christmas at Flat Rock Cellars

MONOLITH SERIES: INNOVATION & EXPERIMENTATION
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$361.80 per Case
 
202 cases produced
A promising unplanted parcel lies in our vineyard's northern tip. It inspires a curious question, 'what's next'? Perhaps Sauvignon Blanc, a varietal that has shown great success in other cool climate regions with similar limestone soils. This EXPLORE project gave our winemakers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with potential new plantings, while crafting this fine example of barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes

Our very first endeavor into making Sauvignon Blanc. Expect ripe with exotic fruits like lychee, passionfruit and guava, plus the classic herbal characteristics of the variety on the nose. The palate starts lush with a creamy texture imparted by the oak-aging, then the zesty acidity reminiscent of grapefruit juice balances the wine through to the finish.

Winemaker Notes

After years of proving that our core varietals were perfectly suited to our vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench, we decided to explore what else may work out on home farm. An opportunity to work with Sauvignon Blanc seemed like a fun way to see if this is something we wanted to make long term. Finding the right amount of oak, and right amount of aging was thrilling as we fine tuned this final, fumé-style Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2020
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Composition 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Niagara Peninsula
Harvest Date October 2020
Acid 7.5 g/L
PH 3
Aging French Oak Barriques
Bottling Date May 2021
Residual Sugar 6 g/L
Alcohol % 12.5%
Size 750 ml

 

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