J. Christopher 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 9634
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Marine sediment, volcanic
Case Production: 650
Sauvignon Blanc is a specialty at J. Christopher. Although not widely planted in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for the area’s climate, as this wine proves. Winemaker Jay Somers likes to remind you that while Sancerre is known for some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noir is also grown there. Made in the clean, fresh style of France’s Loire Valley, this wine is fermented in stainless steel and does not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a classic, highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with perfect ripeness and excellent acidity.
Vineyard Management: Sustainable; dry farmed
Vinification: 80% fermented in stainless steel and 20% fermented in 500-liter acacia barrels. Wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The Sauvignon Blanc matured in tank/cask for four months before bottling.