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Quivira Vineyards, 2015 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree

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"Succulent, aromatic and fleshy, with mango, tangerine and green apple flavors that are bright and juicy. Lemongrass and fresh ginger accents linger on the finish. Drink now. 1,651 cases made"
–Aug-16

Quivira Vineyards, 2015 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree


Quivira Vineyards, 2015 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree

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2015 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree
Quivira Vineyards

Harvesting the fruit at different stages of ripeness (i.e. phased picking) plays a critical role in producing the Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. A mix of whole cluster and destemmed fruit is used and skin contact is kept short. Fermentation is done in stainless steel (50%), neutral French oak, and acacia wood barrels. The wine is then aged on the lees for four months.

A Fig Tail:
When clearing the fields for the first plantings, the vineyard manager was using a bulldozer to clear the field. Original owner Holly Wendt was on the adjacent hillside and spotted the bulldozer as it made its turn toward the old tree. It was a close contest with Holly sprinting down the hill as the vineyard manager and the bulldozer ambled toward the fig...but Holly won. Arms outspread, and voice at full pitch, she declared the old fig a sacred object. The vinerows were planted around it, and the staff at Quivira has been taking care of The Fig Tree ever since.

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