Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Eisele is one of the greatest single vineyards in Northern California. It first became a vineyard over 120 years ago and was most recently named after Milton and Barbara Eisele, who bought the vineyard in 1969. The Eisele Vineyard produces arguably one of California's finest Sauvignon Blanc's that shows amazing complexity. All the grapes are certified ‘Organic’ and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter. The wine was aged on its lees for 12 months, in a combination of stainless steel (35%), concrete eggs (12%), used oak (33%) and new oak (20%). The 2018 winter received only a third of the previous year’s rainfall. Combined with low temperatures in February, this lack of precipitation led to a late bud break. However, generous spring rain arrived, lasting until the first days of April, while cool temperatures continued to slow down the growth of the canopy. This led to extremely balanced vines with little need for intervention. Bloom was one of the latest on record, occurring on May 24th. The fruit set was generous with beautifully full clusters of Sauvignon. The ensuing summer was mild, without extreme climate demand, creating ideal ripening conditions for white grapes with little to no need for irrigation. Continuing amiable weather in August allowed a slow maturation of the fruit. As a result, the team was able to harvest each block with great precision, at optimal ripeness. Unusually, harvest of the Sauvignon Blanc went on for a record 2 weeks, between August 27th and September 10th, capturing the fruit at the peak of its expression. The wine shows great complexity reflecting all the different nuances of the terroir. The nose displays an intense bouquet of white musk, grapefruit and fresh rose petals, with a hint of blackcurrant blossom. It then opens on fragrances of kiwi, nectarine and mandarin zests. The palate is an explosion of white grapefruit and stone fruit. Creamy and savoury, the mouthfeel turns to vanilla bean and cardamom, with delicious comforting texture and lingering freshness.

Wine File
Producer:
Eisele Vineyard
Country:
North America
Region:
California
Sub Region:
Napa Valley
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.9
Regular Price
£105.00
Sale Price
£105.00
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