Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc 2022
100% Sauvignon Blanc
3100 cases produced
It’s all about the Limestone! The great Sauvignon Blanc vineyards of the Loire Valley lie on white rock, so we decided to plant an experimental 2 acre block on our Limestone outcropping back in 1999. After selling the crop for a few vintages, Stolpman bottled its first Sauvignon Blanc from the 2008 vintage. We fell in love with the wine and have since grafted and own-rooted 8 more acres.
We take great pride in treating our Sauvignon Blanc like every other varietal in the vineyard. We withhold irrigation to ensure concentration of flavor and layers of interesting textures.
Cold and windy conditions in the spring led to a small crop with grapes bursting with flavor concentration. We were forecasting a late harvest until a Labor Day heat wave sped ripening up across the board. For Sauvignon Blanc in particular, we picked one lot before the heat for fresh crispness, and then two lots following the heat, for a bit more texture and depth.