Like its namesake, Lillie Sauvignon
Blanc is unique. located west of the
Langtry House, the five acre vineyard
is unlike most Sauvignon Blanc plantings.
Its restrictive, shallow, magnesium-laced
soils produce small vines, leaves and
berries, and thus, modest yields for a
vigorous variety. The fruit is concentrated
and very complex.
Partially barrel fermented, in neutral barrels, the 2008 Langtry "Lillie Vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc is made in our signature style. The vines from the small 5 acre lot, that is farmed organically, bring forth an expressive wine with abundant: grapefruit, guava, pineapple, coconut, and banana flavors. The dramatic tropical fruit and rich textures are balanced by a bright acidity and smooth finish.
Langtry's Lillie is a crisp, smooth joy to drink. It seems to be available in spurts. One week and all gone at wine.com. Great buy every year.