The Leese Fitch Sauvignon Blanc is produced as a varietal wine that combines the exuberant fruit that is typical of California, with a sense of vibrancy and freshness that makes them the perfect bottle with seafood. Named from the historic Leese-Fitch building in the town of Sonoma (just down the road from the winery), the wines are made from fruit sourced from a range of top California’s viticulture areas and offer great bang for the buck.
2016 saw a mild winter and spring followed by an early bud break. A long and dry growing season allowed for the grapes to ripen evenly, reaching optimal flavour profiles. Predominantly sourced from Lodi, this Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed, crushed, and pressed shortly after harvest. The wine was then fermented and aged in stainless steel, providing a light, crisp body.
The Leese Fitch Sauvignon Blanc is thoroughly refreshing, with aromas of guava, papaya and pear. These enticing characteristics are followed by vibrant citrus notes of grapefruit and lime on the palate, which enhances the wine’s juicy body and highlights its crisp, balanced acidity. A suitable pairing for this Sauvignon Blanc is a light vegetable salad, an assortment of aged cheeses, mild white fish or roast chicken with a simple, classic marinade.