2017 BOTRYTIS SAUVIGNON BLANC
“boh-trahy-tis saw-vin-yawn blonk”
The “Perfect Storm” of weather conditions provided the opportunity to produce a Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc in the Sauternes style.
All the fruit for this wine was hand picked and sorted prior to being gently pressed over 8 hours to extract every last drop of that luscious elixir. Fermentation was ceased at 8.5 Beaume’ to retain the perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol. After filtration the wine was left alone in old French oak barriques to rest for 6 months prior to bottling.
It is sweetly fragrant on the nose showing dried apricot, honey, cake spice and potpourri aromas. The palate is equally gratifying with luscious sweetness and creamy mouthfeel, brilliantly structured by bright acidity, finishing persistent and totally delicious. Superbly balanced and unctuously attractive. At its best now to 2022.
“Sam Kim…Wine Orbit”