Wyncroft 2017 'Shou' Blanc, LePage Estate, Fennville
Item Number: 14026
Sub Region: Fennville
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: LePage Estate
Grape(s): 60% Sauvignon Blanc / 40% Semillon
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and sand
Tasting Notes: Subtle aromas of spring flowers, yellow apple, and ripe pear overlaid with a savory beeswax note make way for a palate that is smooth and plush. Tasting of white peach, tart yellow apple, and sweet lemons, completed by a long, polished and vibrant finish. As the wine has a good amount of Semillon in the blend, it will age and improve over the next 5 years. The great white wines of Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux (Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Château Latour-Martillac, and Château Carbonnieux) are the templates for this wine.
Vintage Notes: The 2017 vintage was one of the finest in the last decade with even warm days and cool nights.
Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank as was the Semillon. After fermentation, half of the Semillon was put in an Acacia wood barrel. Acacia adds body and texture with a very subtle note of hazelnut. The Semillon acts like Merlot does with Cabernet Sauvignon. It softens the rather austere acidic nature of Sauvignon Blanc and adds a silky fat middle palate to the wine. Additionally the high proportion of Semillon adds age ability to the wine. The Wyncroft Shou Blanc was bottled on June 21st, 2018 and aged until its release in April 2019.