Wine Description & Statistics
|Lafond Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley
1999 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
|A late harvest wine made from botrytized Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Botrytis, which grows on the grape itself, does not develop every year. The Botrytis concentrates both sugar and flavor. Under ideal conditions the harvest sugar will be from 2 to 3 times the normal harvest sugars.
Like our other white wines it is fermented and aged in oak puncheons until ready for bottling.
Suggested retail 40.00/375ml
Dates: December 23, 1999
Vineyard: 100% Lafond Vineyard,
located in the Santa Ynez Valley
Sugar: 500 Brix
Barrels: French Burgundy Barrels
70% New Oak
Residual Sugar: 33.8%
Total Acid: .91