Walter Hansel Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2022
The Rodgers Vineyard is an extremely historic vineyard in Dry Creek. The Zinfandel all goes to Rafanelli and I believe MacLaren uses some of the SB as well. The SB vineyard is called Rogers Vineyard in Dry Creek.
More importantly, we cold stabilized the juice to 33 degrees to drop the heavy lees; settled the juice for a week before allowing fermentation to proceed. It was cold fermented for 25 days to almost dry.
We moved the wine, with a small amount of residual sugar, to another tank and continued to settle it for another month. It was then fined; filtered and bottled.
Walter Hansel was a lifelong wine enthusiast who had the vision to plant his estate’s original 250 vines in 1978. Today, Stephen, Walter’s son, has taken up where his father left off, pursuing his vision of producing world-class Burgundian-styled Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, all from the Russian River Valley.