2017 Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc
All the elements of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc converge at Fig Tree Vineyard. The site is located at the confluence of two waterways, Wine Creek and Dry Creek. The wine's mineral freshness comes from the alluvial, rocky soils that have been scoured over millennia. The rare Musqué clone adds complexity and aromatic lift. Simply put, the right grape + the right place = Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc.
2017, while not as early or compressed as the prior three vintages, still occurred before historical standards. Our Sauvignon Blanc was harvested over two and half weeks from August 22 to September 9. Great aromatic intensity is a hallmark of this challenging vintage.
The Musqué clone contributes heightened floral aromas that tantalize even before you taste the wine. Racy, green grassiness and tropical flavors are deftly balanced by brisk acidity. There is mid-palate concentration and a round, smooth finish from the blend of tank and neutral barrel aged lots. The one-of-a-kind, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc yields a harmonious and enchanting wine.
Made with Organically Grown Grapes
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cooperage: Even mix of 50% stainless tank and 50% barrel aging, using only French and Acaia wood