2020 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley
Dry Creek Valley
100% Sauvignon Blanc
50% Stainless Steel 50% Foudre fermented
The Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc embodies our core philosophy at the winery: Wine is made in the vineyard! This wine sees minimal oak and doesn’t go through malolactic conversion. It is truly one of the purest expressions of Sauvignon Blanc you will find in California. Our 2020 vintage is sourced entirely from Hardie Ranch, the backbone of our beautiful Sauvignon Blanc since its inception. Hardie Ranch is located in the northern part of Dry Creek Valley along the banks of Dry Creek where the soils are gravelly and deep, allowing for great water drainage and root penetration. This vintage was void of extreme weather events, and the ripening period for Sauvignon Blanc allowed for long hang time and nearly perfect harvest selection. For blending, we had grapes from two distinct picks to choose from. Each lot was hand-harvested, whole-cluster pressed and fermented separately to achieve maximum depth and complexity. Due to the light crop that Mother Nature delivered, most of this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in one of our 75hL oak foudres, while the residual was fermented and aged in small stainless steel tanks.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is both stunning in its freshness and detail of aromas and flavors. Complex aromas of lime peel, acacia blossom, candied guava and mineral marry nicely in the glass. The entry is bright, yet soft and very inviting. On the palate, cleansing citrus acidity gives the wine focus while a kiss of summer-ripened green honeydew melon carries itself to the round and energetic finish.