Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
The 2019 vintage started off on the right foot with abundant winter rains that contributed to good mineralization in the soils. The low temperatures of February led to the latest bud break and bloom since 2012. A cool and rainy Spring put our vignerons in perfect conditions to perform their craftsmanship as the plants were growing slowly, leading to plush and perfectly manicured canopies. As the season progressed, moderate hydric stress favored the accumulation of aromatic precursors. A warm and dry summer without extreme temperatures favored the homogenous ripening of the clusters and the concentration of flavors. Like 2018, the harvest of the Sauvignon Blanc took place over two weeks starting August 26th but at a slightly earlier point of maturity, capturing the fruit at optimal ripeness.
This cuvee consists of 70% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was aged on its lees for 12 months, in a combination of stainless steel (28%), concrete eggs (14%), used oak (36%) and new oak (22%).
The Eisele Vineyard grapes are certified ‘Organic’ by CCOF and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter.ipeness with even higher definition. The 2019 growing season enjoyed all the attributes of a potentially great vintage.