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Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

Sauvignon Blanc

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the ... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.

VINEYARD
Sawmill Creek Vineyards is a 6th Generation farm started in 1852 with peaches, cherries, and apples. Now it is known as producing some of the best grapes in the Finger Lakes. The Banana Belt is a portion of land on the east side of Seneca Lake that receives the greatest amount of sun coupled with a location that is nearest the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, thereby having a greater impact on temperature. Grapes grown here exhibit more tropical flavors – a consequence of greater ripeness.

20% comes from Volz Vineyard, just north across the road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Soils here are shallow with high natural acidity and high amounts of shale. The vines are planted on 3309 rootstocks.

THE WINE
Medium intensity with classic sauvignon blanc characters of grapefruit, tropical fruit, passionfruit, with grassy notes. The palate shows fresh stone fruits and a mineral backbone that blends with the crisp acidity in a refreshing clean mouth feel.
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Sauvignon Blanc
Name:
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage:
2018
Price:
$19.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
7.0 g/L
Ph:
3.34
Residual Sugar:
7.3 g/L (0.7%)
Alcohol:
11.9%
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6-11 bottles
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12-23 bottles
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24+ bottles
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Sauvignon Blanc

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc (2018)

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Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$19.99 / bottle

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