Tasting Notes

2020 Estate Sahar’s Sauvignon Blanc

This was our first Estate Sauvignon Blanc fermented solely in stainless steel at a cold temperature, rather than in concrete and french oak barrels. The idea behind this move was to enhance the fruity/citrus notes and retain the natural acidity, which it did brilliantly.

With a bountiful harvest in 2020, we were able to achieve optimum fruit balance in the fields. This shows through in our estate Sauv Blanc with gorgeous zesty floral, apricot, stone-fruit and honeycomb aroma, followed with citrus, yellow peach and mineralistic undertones on the palate.

The cool fermentation elongates the fermentation time, slowing down the yeasts' ability to convert sugar into alcohol, heat and co2. This benefits Sauvignon blanc by retaining the elements considered beneficial in the varietal, such as grassy notes, floral and citrus.

2020 Estate Sahar’s Sauvignon Blanc bottle

Technical Information:

Appellation:  

100% Yonah Mountain Estate, Georgia

Varietal: 

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Alc/Vol:  

13.9%

Bottled: 

March, 2020

Cases Produced:   

64

Good to Know

  • Centuries ago, in some sunny, romantic vineyard in France, Sauvignon Blanc vines met up with Cabernet Franc. The two crossed and it was…well…magic: they created Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Fumé Blanc is a phrase and style of wine born in California in the 1960s and popularized by Robert Mondavi. Fumé Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc aged in oak, giving it smoky notes (fumé means smoke).
  • Sauvignon Blanc is the world's 8th most planted wine grape.
  • Why does this type of wine smell so much like passion fruit or mango? During fermentation, thiols are created. These natural, volatile sulphur-compounds are responsible for all the fruity aromas.