Desparada Fragment 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California
VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARDS: 36% McGinley, 36% Presqu’ile, 15% Oliver’s, 13% Moretti Canyon
AGING: 33% stainless steel, 25% once used French Oak, 20% Acacia,15% concrete, 7% neutral French Oak
PRODUCTION: Aged sur lie for 6 months, unfiltered & unfined.
Fragment is a blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc from lots fermented and aged in distinctly different vessels, Fragment is dedicated to the shard-like quality of it’s composition. Like the paintings of a triptych, each lot is precise, whole unto itself yet points toward a grander unity.
These tasting notes are meant to invoke scent memories - Wrap around porch. Tire swing. Tree trimming on a kefir orchard. Liquid metal. Electrical storm.
This wine does not adhere to conventional standards. Perhaps that is why this wine is so delicious. Its aromas and flavors include earth, dust, savory spices, and fresh citrus. Pair it with a mildly-spiced Hunan mix of bamboo shoots, chestnuts, and red pepper flakes.