Jacques Schlumberger’s family comes from Alsace, the French stronghold of Pinot Blanc. In Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, he planted authentic European cuttings of this lovely variety in the coolest sections of our rolling foothills. This delightfully fresh, unoaked Pinot Blanc is delicious as an apéritif or served with lighter fare.
This “La Bise” is made in a fresh crisp style (as in Alsace) from Pinot Blanc vines planted in the coolest areas of our benchland vineyards. A small amount of Gewurztraminer inter-planted among the Pinot Blanc vines adds an extra hint of Alsatian brightness. Picked at low sugar, and fermented at very cool temperatures, this wine has a refreshing crispness and wonderful fresh fruit and floral flavors.
Harvest: September 12th, 2018
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into stainless tank and fermented at a very cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 4 months in stainless steel tank.
Bottling Date: January 21st, 2019
Production: 194 Cases
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: Fresh Anjou pear, white peach and rose petals
Palate: Bright acidity, fresh floral and white peach flavors
Wine Type: Estate White
Varietal: 95% Pinot Blanc, 5% Gewurztraminer
Appellation: Estate Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.52 g/100ml
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