2017 Chalk Hill Estate Chairman's Sauvignon Gris, Chalk Hill AVA
Pale yellow in the glass, our 2017 Sauvignon Gris is bursting with aromas of pink grapefruit, lime, ginger and gardenia blossoms. Richer and slightly fuller bodied than its cousin Sauvignon Blanc, this wine offers flavors of sweet orange, Meyer lemon, mango, and clove spice.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy on its own or pair with light seafood or a roasted beet and goat cheese salad.
100% Sauvignon Gris
September 6, 2017
24.1° Avg Brix at Harvest
8 months; 100% french oak, 31% new
Native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
June 4, 2018
2017 began with heavy rains in winter, which reinvigorated the vineyards going into bud break. The region had sunny days throughout the spring and summer, and a heat spike in August, which propelled the harvest schedule.
Sauvignon Gris is the cousin of Sauvignon Blanc, full-bodied yet well proportioned. The two Sauvignons are clonal variations of each other, differing in texture and aromatics. Bronze in color, the Sauvignon Gris grapes look quite different, and taste more of spice and peaches than lemon and herbs. Sauvignon Gris is not widely planted in California. We are proud to promote this unique grape. The 2017 bottling comes from two blocks on our Oak Hill estate vineyard.