Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc Knights Valley l'Apres-midi 2003

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Intense and multi-layered bouquet of honeysuckle, gooseberry, white flesh peach, bergamot, honeyed grapefruit and dry...

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[Metro Cafe] Big citrus and some oak on the nose; on the palate tropical citrus fruit with oak; more in your face that I expect from a Sauv Blanc, ... Read more

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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03/05/2009

[Metro Cafe] Big citrus and some oak on the nose; on the palate tropical citrus fruit with oak; more in your face that I expect from a Sauv Blanc, but great for that reason. (**)


Winemaker's Notes:

Grown along side of our Les Pavots Bordeaux red varictals, the Sauvignon Blanc for L'Apres-Midi has taken to the cool slopes of Mount St. Helena. The grapes were picked and sorted by hand, whole cluster pressed and then naturally fermented in barrel. No malolactic fermentation was conducted in order to preserve all of the fruity and zesty character of the Sauvignon Blanc. All lots were aged separately on their Ices for 9 months with gentle batonnage. Judicious blending of these lots was done to compose a cuvee most representative of its terroir.

Tasting Notes:

Intense and multi-layered bouquet of honeysuckle, gooseberry, white flesh peach, bergamot, honeyed grapefruit and dry apricot with elegant touches of acacia, daffodil, white pepper, dry hay and wet stone. Rich and zesty, the mouth feel is reminiscent of the aromas and seamless. The strong mineral background, stamp of the L'Apres-Midi terroir, counterbalances the overall richness, giving a clear delineation. The finish is layered, long and elegant. Built to age, this L'Apres-Midi is already showing intensity.

Grown along side of our Les Pavots Bordeaux red varictals, the Sauvignon Blanc for L'Apres-Midi has taken to the cool slopes of Mount St. Helena. The grapes were picked and sorted by hand, whole cluster pressed and then naturally fermented in barrel. No malolactic fermentation was conducted in order to preserve all of the fruity and zesty character of the Sauvignon Blanc. All lots were aged separately on their Ices for 9 months with gentle batonnage. Judicious blending of these lots was done to compose a cuvee most representative of its terroir.

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1770 cases 750ml bottles, 40 cases 1.5L bottles produced.

Aged 9 months in French Oak.

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Alcohol: 14.2%

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