Dalton Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011
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Dalton Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
These grapes for this wine came from the vineyards of Merom Galil; Kerem Ben Zimra and Safsufa. The vineyards were maintained to provide as much shade for the grapes as possible with little to no direct sunlight hitting the grapes.
The grapes were picked in two lots (the first before the fruit had fully ripened in order to capture the aromatic nature of the Sauvignon Blanc and the second to bolster the sugar content) at the beginning of August. Close proximity to the winery allowed for immediate crushing and chilling. Only the free run juice was used to make this wine. After crushing the juice was allowed 12 hours of skin contact to extract further flavour. Reductive handling of the must was encouraged and fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was allowed to sit on light lees for several months, improving its body and mouth feel.
This is a crisp fruity wine with a medium body and long palate. It is a wine that is characterized by tropical fruit characters of grapefruit and pineapples.
-From the producer
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