Markham Sauvignon Blanc

The estate Sauvignon Musque allows for a multitude of aroma profiles in our Sauvignon Blanc.  Technically, Sauvignon Musque is a clonal selection of Sauvignon Blanc,  Most of the vines are grown at our two estate vineyards, both located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.  Always food friendly, this wine was built in the vineyards and slowly fermented under refrigeration to protect its fruity esters.  Then careful blending was used to show the vintage at its best.

Profile: 

Color: Golden Straw
Aroma: Freshly zested lemon-lime aromas are layered with fresh pea shoot and a wet stone minerality common to the vintage.  The Sauvignon Musque offers beautiful honeysuckle and tropical floral notes.
Taste: Classic tropical flavors of passionfruit and grapefruit provide the juicy mouthfeel, with crisp grapefruit character and honeydew melon.

Varietal: 

89% Sauvignon Blanc (21% of which is Sauvignon Musque)
11% Semillon

Fermentation: 

100% Whole berry pressed, with 7.5% skin contact. 
100% Stainless Steel fermented.

Aging: 

3.5 months wood tank aged