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En Cavale

En Cavale 'Who Goes There' Skin Ferment White 2021


no added sulfur

Country: USA

Region: California

Type: White Wine

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc/Verdelho

All fruit is fermented on their skins for about three weeks. The Sauvignon Blanc component was harvested in early August 2021 and after fermentation was pressed to age in a mix of new and used acacia barrels. The Chenin Blanc and Verdelho were harvested together a few weeks later, co-fermented on their skins and then pressed off to neutral French oak barrels.

After a few trials, the wine was blended, a small amount of sulfur was added (25 ppm), and then it was racked to neutral barrels to rest for a few months prior to bottling.

The wine is salty and textural, hinting at tropical and citrus fruit both preserved and fresh, with a mild sense of chaos underneath it all.