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2020 Aquilini Sauvignon Blanc

Aquilini 2020 Sauvignon Blanc - Red Mountain Wine - Aquilini Wine

The 2020 Aquilini Sauvignon Blanc expresses a sophisticated and elegant character. Born of the same climate and soils as our Cabernet Sauvignon and Family Blend, this wine generously offers layered complexities with rich aromatics and concentrated flavors.

Critics Challenge 94 - Platinum
Wine Enthusiast 90

Wine Profile

Varietal Notes

100% Sauvignon Blanc from Red Mountain. Barrel fermented and aged for 6 months in new and neutral French oak and stainless-steel barrels.

Winemaker Notes

2020 offered an ideal growing season for our style of Sauvignon Blanc. Perfectly ripened, our golden clusters were hand-picked early in the morning to preserve acidity; following a meticulous selection of the best clusters, they were pressed on the gentlest setting. The juice was allowed to settle for 48 hours before transfer to a mix of new and neutral French oak barrels, and several stainless-steel barrels, where it had a cool fermentation over the course of four weeks. We refrain from malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s freshness, intensity and aromatic complexity. This Sauvignon Blanc is noticeably more textural and layered than most, showcasing varietal purity and finesse.

Tasting Notes

Delightfully focused aromas open with white peach, lychee, citrus, and pineapple. Vibrant acidity surrounds the core of this wine, building texture and volume on the palate, while adroitly balanced by a touch of new French oak. The finish is clean, with lingering mineral and citrus flavors.

Open 30 minutes prior to enjoyment to reveal the wine’s complexity.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2020
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Red Mountain
Vineyard Quintessence
Total Acidity 7.4 g/l
pH 3.27
Aging 6 Months on Lees
Alcohol % 13.8
Production Size 610 Cases

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