White Meritage is a traditional blend of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon (35%). The fruit for this white Bordeaux inspired wine was harvested from Oliver (Semillon) and our own Bench 1775 estate vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc). This wine spent 4 months in new French oak with minimal lees contact and partial malo-lactic fermentation.
Lots of papaya, pineapple, citrus, and herbaceous notes along with vanilla lemon curd/pie on the nose. Medium weight, with a soft mid-palate with flavors of lime, guava, passionfruit and pineapple
and some nutmeg toastiness from the wood. Enjoy this wine with Halibut with a chive butter sauce, Thai noodle salad, Paella and moule frites and raw Oysters.