Ceago Kathleen's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007
The 2007 growing season started off with a good sunny spring that followed though into the summer. Harvest started in mid August and gave a light crop which accelerated the ripening, however, quality and concentration stayed strong making the wines exceptional.
The grapes were whole cluster pressed in our tank press in an atmosphere excluding oxygen. The mustwas clarified with low levels of turbidity and settled at low temperatures. Once the wine was clear and free of solids, fermentation began and proceeded over a three week period, then stayed on lees contact for 4 months. We produce a slight frisante in this wine that preserves freshness and allows us to maintain SO2 levels below 100 ppm.