2019 FRIAS Family Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
The grapes for the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc were hand-selected in the vineyard when they were harvested at full ripeness. They were carefully loaded into a pneumatic press and squeezed in whole clusters, yielding the best juice. The juice went into aged French oak barrels, and the barrels were inoculated with a strain of yeast particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. The juice fermented slowly over about 40 days at low temperatures to retain all the fresh fruit and aromatics that come from the grapes and then sat on the yeast lees while aging 4 months to develop a rich mouthfeel. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and retains the crispness and fresh acidity important to Sauvignon Blanc.