2020 Roth Estate Proprietary White Wine, Russian River Valley
Our inaugural release 2020 Proprietary White Wine is a Bordeaux style blend made primarily of Sauvignon Gris, which is a slightly fuller bodied and richer wine than its close relative, Sauvignon Blanc. This wine opens with strong aromatic notes of rose petal, citrus blossom, and melon. The palate is well rounded with crisp acidity and juicy fruit flavors of Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit, and mango. A rich texture and subtle minerality linger on the finish.
Our Proprietary White Wine comes from our estate located in the warmer end of the acclaimed Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Known for its cool, foggy climate that sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean and its alluvial soils, this river valley is an idyllic site for growing Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.
84% Sauvignon Gris, 16% Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley
September 12, 2020
Aged 7 months in 40% new French oak, 28% aged in concrete eggs
The winter of 2019-2020 produced average rainfall in Sonoma County with the bulk of rainfall January through May. Spring temperatures were mild and warm, with bud break two weeks earlier than average. Temperatures during the summer were above average, which led to early grape ripening and an early harvest. The grapes were harvested on September 12, 2020 and then stirred bi-weekly for three months before being put to barrel for 7 months of aging in 40% new French oak, and 24% of the wine was aged in concrete eggs to impart a unique texture and crisp minerality.