pureCru PURETY White Meritage 2016
The 2016 vintage was blessed with early budding followed by warm temperatures and spring rains, resulting in a nearly perfect growing season earlier than usual. Ripening progressed well, with excellent weather throughout flowering, fruit set, seed curing, and veraison, resulting in an outstanding vintage.
The wine has attractive aromas of honey herb tea, spice, mineral, mango, and melon nuances, accented by saline, marmelo, clove, and white fig flavors. The finish is modeled after great white wines like Haut-Brion Blanc.
In 2015, it was named "the best American white wine in the best wines of the world competition".
Three wine lovers from the Central Valley have come together with their founder and multiple award-winning Napa Valley winemaker. The winery is known for its small production and unique brand.
I've always missed the old days of making wine on a scale where I could do it all myself," said Mitch Consentino. Although completely self-taught when it comes to wine, Mitch Consentino, winemaker-in-charge, is the creator of the Meritage Blend, of which more than 200 are made today. Over the course of his career, he has won more than 2,000 awards, including the Andre Cherichev Winemaker of the Year, the father of California wine, and numerous other awards for best wine. His blending abilities are highly regarded around the world.
|Type of Wine
|PURE CRU NAPA VALLEY
|Napa Valley, California
|40% Sauvignon Blanc and 60% Semillon
|Matured for 14 months on lees in custom-built barrels, oared weekly