2019 Fume Blanc – Jahant Woods 03 Vineyard
Jahant Woods 03 . Jahant AVA
Crafted from the unique Musqué selection, our 2019 vintage of Fume Blanc boasts the hallmark floral and melon notes the clone is known for. On the palate, light and refreshing citrus notes merge with a hint of gooseberry. These bright flavors are balanced by a creamy texture from three months in barrel and sur-lie aging, creating a wine with an even mouthfeel.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Thick Surface Loam and Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||August 15-17, 2019|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||21.0°|
|AGING||Neutral French Oak Barrels; 3 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||April 28, 2020|
Located on the corner of Lower Sacramento and Jahant Roads in the heart of the Jahant AVA, Jahant Woods 03 Vineyard enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate. Grafted from French Colombard in 1999, our Musqué Clone Sauvignon Blanc vineyard is 49.45 acres
of the total vineyard. As a mature vineyard, each vintage expresses increased concentration and flavors.
The 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.