Ronco del Gnemiz Salici Sauvignon Blanc Colli Orientali, 2013

Variety:  Sauvignon Blanc

The gorgeous 2013 Sauvignon is a true model of balance. Exceptional minerality brings into focus the ripe white peach and delicate herbal elements. The ripe (not overripe) elements of this wine are balanced by energized acidity lent to the grapes by way of the high pH Ponca soil on which these grapes grow. Christian Patat also blocks all of his Sauvignon Blancs from undergoing malolactic fermentation, which keeps the malic acid levels high to balance these rich wines. This is a truly fabulous and unique Sauvignon Blanc and one that will still be drinking beautifully five to seven years down the road.