SAUVIGNON BLANC LOLONIS VINEYARD
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
The Lolonis vineyard has some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in the country, planted in 1942. The vines are dry-farmed, never irrigated and always organically farmed on the Yokayo series (alluvial loam) soils. The clonal material hails from the finest chateau in Sauternes. The grapes were harvested on September 9, 2019.WINEMAKING
The grapes were hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed, and barrel fermented with in 2nd and 3rd use French Oak. The juice remained on the lees, with batonnage twice weekly until bottled on June 25, 2020.TASTING NOTES
The single vineyard Lolonis Sauvignon Blanc is an expression of the carefully tended old vines. The nose shows austere white peach, hay and subtle oak notes. The well-structured palate has snappy acidity and great length. This will age beautifully over the next 10 years. Ideally paired with warmed cracked crab.