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Honeyed, apricot, lush sweetness, botrytis hints, zesty citrus, rich palate, balanced acidity, tropical undertones, elegant, lingering nectar finish.

2013 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2013 Encanto Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

    Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

    Origin: Encanto Vineyards

    Vintage: 2013


    • Color: Golden amber with glimmers of sunlit straw.

    • Nose: A heady bouquet of honeyed apricot, candied lemon peel, and a whisper of jasmine, complemented by undertones of botrytis, often referred to as "noble rot."

    • Palate: A luscious and opulent entry, abundant with flavors of ripe tropical fruits like pineapple and guava. These are interwoven with hints of sweet Meyer lemon and honeycomb.

    • Finish: A balanced play between sweetness and acidity gives it a bright, clean finish, making the richness feel uncluttered. Notes of zesty citrus and vanilla linger on the palate.

    • Texture: Silky, with a viscosity reminiscent of a well-crafted dessert wine, yet retaining a refreshing lightness.

    • Pairing Suggestions: Perfect with blue cheeses, foie gras, or desserts like crème brûlée and tarte tatin. It can also be enjoyed as a dessert on its own.

    • Aging Potential: While already expressive and captivating, this wine has the structure to evolve beautifully over the next decade, potentially revealing more complex botrytized characteristics.

    • Winemaker's Notes: Crafted from grapes affected by the noble rot, this Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc is a testament to nature's unpredictable beauty. A delightful balance of sweetness and acidity, it showcases the potential of Encanto Vineyards' unique terroir.

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