The Ritual Sauvignon Blanc is medium bodied, featuring a round, textural mouth feel with balanced acidity. Intense flavors of ripe tropical fruit mingle with hints of citrus in structured complexity from 5 months of French Oak aging. The experience ends with a long, smooth finish.
"A delicate white with lots of mineral, flint and sliced apple character. Full to medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. Subtle and refined character to this."
"The 2013 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Gloria vineyard, their best vineyard in Casablanca. The whole clusters are pressed and the juice is fermented 50/50 in used oak barrels that are 5-6 years old used before for the Chardonnay and in egg-shaped concrete vats where the wine ages for eight months in contact with the lees, with battonage but using extreme care not to oxidize the wine with a technique they call fill-steel-fill. The wine has a pungent nose with an herbal side, aromas of gooseberries and an unctuous palate where you cannot detect the wood even after you know how the wine is produced. The oak offers subtleness in the texture. The palate has some lemongrass flavors, and overall the wine is tasty and precise, with very good acidity and balance. A great Sauvignon Blanc at great price that I could drink any day."
The Wine Advocate
"Ritual is Veramonte's top label from Casablanca and this wine is up to snuff. Grassy, green aromas of lettuce and tropical fruits set up a clean, medium-weight palate with grapefruit, gooseberry and lime flavors. A touch of bitter pyrazines rise up on the finish and dance with residual citrus notes and minerality."
Light & Crisp
seared scallops with bacon crisps
A Sauvignon Blanc of international aspirations, the pure and really vivid 2013 Ritual Sauvignon Blanc comes up big with vibrant dried herbs and melon; long and persistent on the palate, this one can be paired with a really fine meal.