Gold ~ 2023 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
The 2020 edition of the Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc is made from 100% estate fruit. Block A Sauvignon Blanc tends to show more fruit characters, while Block B tends to show more herbaceous characters. The vineyards were picked, right after each other, and were pressed whole cluster. The juice was fermented separately; undergoing fermentation at cooler temperatures (15-18 degrees) to preserve/protect the fruit characteristics of the finished wine.
The 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of white peaches, lime zest, green melon, asparagus, gooseberry and light herbaceous notes. The palate is fresh, clean and crisp, with flavors of white grapefruit, passion fruit, guava and hints of asparagus.
Pair this wine with fish tacos, oysters, crab and artichoke dip, quinoa salad, vegan quesadillas, lobster roll and cheeses like brie and feta.