2015 Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc
Fig Tree Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
750 ml - $24.00
about this wine
Quivira Vineyards’ flagship Sauvignon Blanc represents the highest estate expression; only the best lots from the Fig Tree Vineyard are selected. This single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a case-study in representing terroir. Its mineral freshness comes from the rocky soil surrounding a 140-year-old fig tree. The block is planted partially to the distinctive Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc and farmed using Biodynamic practices. Signature techniques such as phased harvesting and aging in Acacia barrels, balance our estate Sauvignon Blanc’s refreshing acidity with a round, smooth finish. Quivira Vineyards’ intentional winegrowing yields a harmonious and enchanting Sauvignon Blanc.
at the winery
Phased harvesting at various stages of ripening captures a full spectrum of flavors. Quivira picks Sauvignon Blanc at a range of varietal expression, from lots with low-sugar characteristics of fresh cut green grass and hay notes to riper fruit expressing tropical flavors and aromas. This technique is critical to providing this single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc with Quivira’s hallmark balance. Aging a portion of the wine in Acacia provides an added layer of richness. However, Acacia barrels’ flavor is not driven by vanilla and toast notes. As a result, Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc has a unique mouthfeel while also highlighting the variety’s freshness.
in the glass
Traditional and Musqué clones combine for heightened floral notes, aromatic lift, and complexity alongside classic varietal character. Front and center are aromas of melon, dried grass, pineapple, and subtle guava and passion fruit. The palate is surprisingly rich and deep for a Sauvignon Blanc with intriguing herbal and spice flavors accenting the potpourri of fruit. Brisk acidity brightens all flavors in the long, lingering finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
pH 3.10 | TA 0.70 | Alc 13.5%
Cooperage: 60% stainless steel fermented and aged sur lies with 40% fermented and aged sur lies in a mix of new and used French Oak and Acacia wood.