2016 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc

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True to the herd, a Wildass Sauvignon Blanc breaks out of the corral with aromas of white peach, pear, fresh grass and delicate woodsy herbs. Having escaped the confines of oak barrels, having a desire to be as wild as the wind, and possessed of a free spirit. This steely Sauv is savoury, with notes of white pepper and yellow bell-pepper, that wraps your palate with textured white peach and wet stone. The finish is long, joyful, and wonderful.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage was one for the record books. Winter was mild and dry with a late April snowfall delaying bud break ever so slightly. A warm and dry spring, especially during flowering, led to even cluster development. Dry conditions continued in May through the middle of August making it one of the driest summers on record. The warm days stimulated an early veraison that led to wonderful potential ripening for all varietals. Some late August rains were quickly absorbed without any negative impact. White varietals were in great shape to be harvested early.

Details

Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2016
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2022
Cooperage
None