2017 Brander 'au Naturel' Sauvignon Blanc Cuvee Santa Ynez Valley USA
This Cuvee is our premium Sauvignon Blanc and our best expression of the varietal. Produced entirely from select blocks of grapes grown here on our estate, we hand harvest the fruit and leave the free-run juice in contact with the skins for up to 6 hours. To preserve the varietal character of the grape, we age the wine "Au Naturel" in stainless steel. This Cuvee undergoes five months of sur-lie aging prior to racking, resulting in the gorgeous mouthfeel, compelling minerality, and long-term ageability for which this wine is renowned.