2017 Arietta On The White KeysBlend from United States
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Arietta White Wine On The White Keys, a white Bordeaux-inspired blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, is Arietta’s first and only white wine. In 2005, Arietta’s winemaker Andy...
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This is a beautiful blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musque and Sémillon made by winemaker Andy Erickson. Inspired by Bordeaux, it shows high-toned aromas of Meyer lemon and lemongrass with a flinty undertone and juicy acidity. Layered, complex and textured, it is floral, earthy and balanced, a gorgeous expression of the grapes.
Arietta White Wine On The White Keys, a white Bordeaux-inspired blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, is Arietta’s first and only white wine. In 2005, Arietta’s winemaker Andy Erickson sourced three outstanding blocks of hillside Sauvignon Blanc on Sonoma Mountain, and with the addition of two tiny blocks of old vine Semillon farmed by the highly respected Napa/Carneros grower Larry Hyde, fashioned a wine of remarkable complexity. The brilliance and pungent vibrancy of the Sauvignon Blanc has been preserved by fermentation of a substantial portion of the Sauvignon Blanc in stainless steel barrels. The balance of the Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the Semillon, was fermented in new Chateau oak barrels, an important factor in achieving length and age-ability. The Sauvignon Blanc provides rich citric mouth watering acidity. The Semillon provides viscosity, lengthens and polishes the wine, and gives it a sheen of beeswax and floral scents. Arietta On The White Keys shares with the red wines Arietta’s goals of quality, depth, vibrancy, and complexity, with much credit due to extreme care in vineyard selection and blending. - Winery
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|Varietal(s)||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral, flint, fig, lemon, pear, saffron and bell pepper|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit, melon, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple and cream|