Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc – Napa
The fruit for this wine comes from premium growing sites in Napa and Sonoma counties that offer abundant sunshine yet moderate temperatures — ideal conditions for cultivating delicious Sauvignon Blanc.
A mild spring gave us an early start to the growing season and we finished picking our Sauvignon Blanc on September 16th. Sustainable farming practices throughout the growing season were tailored to each block with the assistance of aerial photos produced using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) technology. The fruit was handpicked at dawn and sorted in the vineyard.
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The majority of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, while the remainder fermented in a combination of French oak barrels and concrete tanks, imparting weight and texture to the finished wine. The wine was bottled under Stelvin aluminum closure – another Rombauer first – to preserve the freshness and vibrancy so appealing in this Sauvignon Blanc.