About the Wine
The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from Groth were whole-cluster pressed which gives their juice an incredible amount of high fruitiness and softness. To fully integrate the flavors as early as possible, the Estate Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were both co-pressed and co-fermented. After pressing and settling, the juice was moved to neutral oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks, put through a long, cool fermentation, and allowed to age “sur lie” for a total of three months in barrel. Malolactic fermentation was avoided to preserve the fruit. This pressing, combination of fermentation techniques, and aging program adds complexity to the aromas, flavors, and preserves the bright fruit and lively natural acidity that make this wine so refreshing and enjoyable.
Groth Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer areas give grapes with melon and citrus characteristics in both aroma and flavor. The cooler areas of Napa Valley provide fruit with a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness and balances the rich creaminess from “sur lie” aging. The Semillon is grown on the Groth Oakville Estate vineyard and is harvested with the Estate Sauvignon Blanc, contributing roundness and weight to the mouthfeel.
This fruity Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with shellfish, spicy dishes and goat cheese.
The Wine Down
This medium bodied, dry and acidic wine is light and refreshing. It is perfect for summer days or nights. It is a great wine moderately priced.
You can find this bottle for $18 – $22