Shangra-Li Savvy B 2020
Old vine Sauv Blanc with lots of personality! Zesty and refreshing aromatics of passionfruit, lime, and white flowers are balanced with a mineral austerity. Light and fresh, this wine does well for almost any spring or summer activity, from garden parties to beach picnics.
We love it with… :picnic: :oyster: 🍣
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Upton Ranch, Redwood Valley, Mendocino
Vinification: Originally planted in 1969, these old Sauvignon Blanc vines thrive under the honest and hardworking care of the Upton family. They apply compost and cover crop to keep up soil nutrition, and thanks to regular canyon winds they are able to be minimalist in the organic management of powdery mildew; they have maintained CCOF organic certification since 1990. The fruit is destemmed and allowed to rest on the skins overnight. This allows flavors and aromatic compounds to leach from the grape skins as well as contributing some texture. The pressed juice is then fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel to preserve aromatics and freshness. No filtration, no ameliorations, and no sulfite additions.