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2017 Chalk Hill Estate Chairman's Sauvignon Gris, Chalk Hill AVA

2017 Chalk Hill Estate Chairman's Sauvignon Gris, Chalk Hill AVA

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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.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Composition

100% Sauvignon Gris

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Sauvignon Gris
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 6, 2017
Sugar
24.1° Avg Brix at Harvest
Acid
6.53 g/L
pH
3.32
Aging
8 months; 100% french oak, 31% new
Fermentation
Native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
June 4, 2018
Alcohol %
14.1

Production Notes

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.

Vineyard Notes

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.
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