100% Sauvignon Blanc
Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 250-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County. Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino County winery since inception.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
This is made from two vineyard sites: Lolonis and Chevalier vineyards, both Certified Organic. The dry-farmed Lolonis vineyard has some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in the country, planted in 1942 on Yokayo series (alluvial loam) soils. The clonal material hails from the finest chateau in Sauternes. The Chevalier vineyard has alluvial soils planted on a bench with a small component of the aromatic Sauvignon Musque. The grapes were harvested on the 9th to the 23rd of September, 2019.WINEMAKING
The grapes were hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed, and barrel fermented with native yeast in neutral French oak barrels. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The juice remained on the lees just prior to bottling on June 25, 2020.TASTING NOTES
This Sauvignon Blanc exhibits classic aromas of quince, white nectarine, evergreen and fresh cut grass notes. The palate is clean and invigorating, with flinty minerality. The wine has depth and concentration attributable to lees contact and minimal handling. Ideal with oysters on the half shell.