Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyards Fruit for the 2012 Vegan Vine Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Clos LaChance Estate Vineyard
in San Martin. The 80-acre Estate Vineyard was planted in 1999. Nearly 20 varietals were
planted, along with 60 separate clones—providing Winemaker Stephen Tebb with a spice-rack of
blending wines. Hot sunny days throughout the growing season, coupled with cool ocean breezes
in the evenings, allow for increased grape hang-time, and the further development of flavors and
complexities. Computerized vineyard maintenance and data recording systems (weather stations,
leaf and soil sensors, automated irrigation and fertigation) were also installed on site,
ensuring the highest quality fruit possible.
Winemaking Animal products are used for the fining and clarification of many wines. The main non-vegan items
utilized are Gelatin, Casein, Isinglass and Albumen(egg whites). They assist in removing the small
particles left over from fermentation or bitter tasting compounds. Although typically filtered
out of the wine before bottling, the use of these animal ingrediants make many wines unsuitable
for Vegans.
In Vegan wine, we do not use the aforementioned or any other animal products in wine production.
We allow the wines to naturally settle out the undesirable particles. We also have the benefit of a
climate and terroir that leaves us with a softer naturally occurring wine. Cooler nights and milder
days allow the grapes to balance the acidity on the vine prior to wine production. The excess
compounds that need to be removed are done so with sterile filtration. Sterile filtration promotes the
freshness of the wine.
Tasting Notes Crystal clear with a citrusy grassy nose. Grapefruit aromas are very dominant. I get a slight whiff
of lemon meringue as well. On the palate, the grapefruit really shines through with fresh grass
and a little lime. Bright acidity and a crisp, refreshing finish. Pair with a fresh salads.
Technical Data Appellation:Central Coast Alcohol: 13.3%
Harvest Dates: 9/4-10/8 PH: 3.18
Bottling Dates: 1/16/2013 TA: 0.57
Release Date: 2/2013
Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Semillon