Located in the warmer climes of Pope Valley, the vineyard is perfectly situated for a consistent growing season that leads to optimal ripening. This climate aids in the balancing of acidity and lifting tropical aromas in the fruit and thus, in the finished wine. The vines were carefully hand harvested and delivered cool to the winery. Once to the winery and weighted in, the grapes are traditionally whole cluster pressed and allowed to cold settle prior to filling once used French Oak barrels. We here at Venge are light handed on the usage of French Oak keeping it to 100% used, neutral French oak on our Sauvignon Blanc. Ageing on the lees, is employed to further develop refined richness and length of body to the mid-palate, while keeping the wine clean and fresh. The 2013 vintage did not undergo any malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfiltered.