GRAPES: 100% SAUVIGNON BLANC
SKIN CONTACT: 8 DAYS
REGION: SOUTHERN RHÔNE, FRANCE
Vinification method: Winemaker Lolita Sene once had another life as an artistic director of a nightclub. This inspired her to combine her loves of partying and science, so she returned to school to study agronomy. After school, Lolita worked as a sommelier in the U.S., before making the decision to return to France and make her own wines. Today, Lolita owns a plot of land in the southern Rhône. Absolutely everything is done by hand. She utilizes a clique press, lightly crushes by foot, and fills her barrels by bucket. Bottling takes place on a small 4-bec machine.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand-harvested from clay soils. Half are directly pressed, while the other half spend 8 days macerating on the skins in neutral barrels. The wines then age separately in stainless steel tanks for 5 months. The wines are combined 2 days before bottling unfined, unfiltered, no added S02.
Tasting notes: light-bodied, blood orange, nectarine, orange blossom, wet stone, aromatic, refreshing
Pairings: grilled branzino with leeks
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!