Bernardus Griva Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (750ml)
To produce this wine, Sauvignon Blanc from the Musque clone is grown on low-yielding vines in palm-sized cobblestone beds; the region’s maritime influence keeps things cool with fog and strong winds. The juice was fermented 35% in barrel and 65% in tank, then aged in neutral French oak (35%) and stainless steel (65%) for six months. The crisp texture freshens the flavors of nectarine, white peach, pineapple, and papaya as minerality works to keep things lean.
Clean and taut on the nose, this bottling shows a blend of passion fruit, lime skin and rainy cement on the pristine and delicate nose. There is a great snap to the palate, where rounded flavors of red pear and passion fruit are quite forward, yet also tightly woven.