2022 North Fork Sauvignon Blanc
This isn't your typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Our small batch Sauvignon Blanc offers tropical fruit notes of passionfruit and pineapple, strong aromatics, and a creamy mouthfeel. It is produced in an old world style utilizing the practice of Bâtonnage while resting on its gross lees. This slow manual practice provides a rounder, creamier, and full bodied Sauvignon Blanc that larger production and modern winemaking practices cannot achieve.
Varietal Specifics: A blend of two distinctly different Italian and French clones of Sauvignon Blanc.
Grower: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island, New York
Brix at Harvest: 22
Harvest Date: 9/26/22
Quantity Produced: 350 Cases
Fermentation + Bottling: Shepherd's Run
Fermentation Time: 24 days
Sur lee aging: 5 months with gross lees aeration and regular intervals of manual Bâtonnage
Bottle Date: July 18, 2022
Cold Stable: Yes, 31 days of chilling in stainless steel. No chemical additions.
Heat/Protein Stable: Our Sauvignon Blanc has an extremely high protein content which provide its unique sensory attributes. We chose not to add Bentonite to this wine post fermentation in order to maintain its high phenolic content. As such this wine may become cloudy if stored in excessive heat. The wine aroma and flavor will not be affected, however its crystal clear appearance may be impacted. To prevent this cloudy appearance please take care to store this perishable wine in an environment less than 85 degrees Fahrenheit.