JB Neufeld, Pét-Nat Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Alder Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, WA
This light-bodied Pét-Nat is everything you love from Sauvignon Blanc—floral, pear—but with a little extra yeasty brioche aromas.
APPELLATION: Horse Heaven Hills
REGION: Columbia Valley
SUBREGION: Yakima Valley
VINEYARD(S): Alder Ridge Vineyard
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
PRACTICE: Sustainable farming
SOIL: Well-drained sandy soil
METHOD: Ancestral Method
COLOR: Pale straw yellow
PRIMARY AROMAS: floral, white pear, white plum, bread, brioche
FLAVOR: Floral, pear, brioche
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Serve chilled. Pair with a spring salad with pear, fresh chèvre, and crunchy salty croutons.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: JB Neufeld is Justin's side project and being the winemaker for Gilbert Cellars is his full-time job. He took the job as winemaker for Gilbert Cellars in August of 2007. Then in 2009, He took over management of the Gilbert Cellars’ vineyards as well. Gilbert Cellars has been a wonderful opportunity for him to grow as a winemaker and work with a supportive and visionary family. They are as encouraging of JB Neufeld as our own folks.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: Alder Ridge Vineyard
Though the site is warm, its proximity to the river brings cool winds and ambient air circulation, cutting down on the likelihood of the grapes developing rot. Alder Ridge slopes face south, and are composed of poor, sandy soil which allows excellent drainage making for low-yield, high-quality fruit.