Crisp acidity is at the forefront of our 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, followed by refreshing flavors of citrus, gooseberry and a hint of kiwi. Made to be consumed upon release, this is a wine that is delicious on its own, and will also pair well with a variety of dishes, including grilled spiced chicken, steamed fish, and vegetable quiche.
We fermented the grapes for our Moon Mountain Vineyard 2005 Sauvignon Blanc in both stainless steel (66%) and French oak (33%). The wine then underwent sur-lie aging for five months, with batonnage every two weeks. Malolactic fermentation was arrested to retain the crisp and refreshing natural grape acidity.
This wine is one of the more fruity Sauvignon Blancs I've tasted. Some grass and peach on the nose, with taste of citrus and grass upfront, finishing with a nice acidity.