Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: San Francisco Bay
Appellation: Livermore Valley
Vinification: The grapes were cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain their natural vibrancy and fresh fruit character
Ageing/Maturation: Aged in stainless steel tanks
Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The 2015 Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is beautifully aromatic with notes of honeysuckle, ripe peaches, pineapple and jasmine. Bright cleansing acidity is complemented with flavors of mango, banana and melon. This wine is lean and fresh with a delightfully balanced and long finish. Perfect for sipping on a warm summer day!
Since 1883, five generations of our family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of our vineyards and winemaking expertise. Our Estate Grown Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is named after a French emigrant, Louis Mel, who traveled to the western United States in the 1870’s, seeking a place to make wines to rival the great French Crus. He found the ideal home in the Livermore Valley. Acquiring Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings from the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, owner of the famed Chateau Y’quem, he planted them in his vineyards. The Wente family acquired the Louis Mel estate in the 1930’s, where the descendants of these vines, located in the southern Livermore Valley, live in gravel and loam soils that are similar to the terroir of their native Bordeaux.