The Lolonis Vineyard was planted in 1942 and has the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in the country. The site is dry-farmed, never irrigated, and always organically farmed on Yokayo Series soils (alluvial loam); additionally, the clonal material originates from top Sauternes châteaux—quite a pedigree. The 2021 growing season was marked by very low precipitation, with the lowest yields and cluster weights ever recorded. The trade-off, concentration of fruit, was simply astounding. The vineyard was harvested on August 31, 2021.
"The grapes were hand-picked, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented with native yeast in 3- and 4-year-old Burgundian barrels. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Acid levels were brilliantly elevated, and the concentrated berries produced excellent fruit intensity and weight. The juice remained on the lees for four months with just a single bâtonnage."
Sauvignon Blanc’s classic match is goat cheese and we think our Lolonis Vineyard release will be absolutely perfect with a sweet, tangy beet and goat cheese salad. If you’re hungry for something more substantial, opt for firm-fleshed white fish like striped bass, grilled with lemon and fresh herbs.