Pietro Family Cellars

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A century of wine tradition in every glass

SAUVIGNON BLANC
NAPA VALLEY 2013

The imprint of family values is found in today’s PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS wines – make an authentic fine wine that is an honest expression of the grape and the soil at a price that allows frequent enjoyment with family and friends.

The Wine

Harvested in late August 2013, the fruit was allowed to fully ripen to create our style of white peach and pear aromatic Sauvignon Blanc blended with 15% Sémillon. The vintage year of 2013 had the perfect in number of heat days and dry, warm harvest weather, which leads to stellar wines. The grapes at harvest were simply delicious that was heightened by pure stainless steel fermentation to preserve clean, crisp notes. The wine was Sur Lie for 15 months.

Tasting Notes

The aromatics leap from the glass with notes of ripe pear, white peaches, pineapple and lemon zest. The flavors echo the aromas with a deep texture.

Vineyards

The Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes were grown in Pope Valley at an elevation 715 feet on the Whisky River Ranch Vineyard using sustainable farming practices. Hot daytime temperatures ripened the fruit to perfection and cool 55 degree nights maintained beautiful acidity.

Food Pairing

Sip as an aperitif. Pair with aged goat cheese, sautéed scallops, roasted vegetable pizza, and a decadent milk chocolate treat.

Oak Program

Stainless steel fermented and held for 4 months in bottle.

Case Production

915

Cellaring

Drinkable now. This Sauvignon Blanc ages well for years!