- 8.2 G/L
Spring 2022 began with extraordinarily cool temperatures and a late spring frost in the vineyard. Our site’s wide canyons funneled cold area away from the vines, protecting the 2022 vintage. Sauvignon Blanc likes shade, so we grew a large canopy in anticipation of another hot year. Though Mother Nature didn’t kick the heat on until August, our preparations kept the fruit cool when it was needed most. Timely work protected delicate floral notes within the fruit while an extended fall ripening period allowed for development of expressive tropical notes.
In order to capture a balance of ripe fruit and fresh acidity, Trothe fruit was the first picked in most blocks.
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Clone 8
- 44 cases
Clone 8, planted 2016, 8x6 spacing, slight northern slope, warm site, elevation 1313 ft., Ritzville silt loam soil
Following harvest, fruit for the 2022 Trothe Sauvignon Blanc was kept in a skin-contact soak for 12 hours. After pressing and cold settling, the must was fermented and then aged in tapered concrete tanks. Extended aging sur lie included regular lees stirring to create a round and supple mouthfeel.