Bright and luminant, the 2022 Pellegrini Sauvignon Blanc, emits aromas of kiwi, honeydew melon, slate, and hydrangeas. The zesty acid projects pineapple and lemongrass, harmonized by lighter tones of apricot and jalapeno.
The stainless portion was fermented at a warmer than usual 62 degrees, allowing for the fortification of tropical flavors. Barrels for this blend were selected to encourage long texture to balance the wine’s strong acid, while also offering just a light wisp of smokiness to complement the fruit flavors. Two acacia barrels are employed in the blend, which lend tremendous texture, and a pleasant green character that compliments Sauvignon Blanc beautifully. Barrels are stirred every two weeks through December to encourage texture development.
Few wines are as rewarding to make as Sauvignon Blanc. From the day it is pressed to the day it is bottled, the varietal carries an immense aroma. Once harvested, the grapes were gently pressed with a champagne-style press cycle to limit bitter phenolics releasing into the juice.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled chicken legs with ras el hanout, Aleppo pepper, and preserved lemon marinade, with lemon juice dressed slaw