2017 Knights Bridge Pont de Chevalier Sauvignon Blanc
The grapes were hand-picked in the pre-dawn hours of September 12 and delicately pressed to preserve their broad range of aromatics and sense of peak freshness. The juice was cold settled five days to achieve clarity then racked clean to stainless steel for slow fermentation at cold temperatures to ensure bright, varietal character. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited and the finished wine aged for six months in 85% stainless steel and 15% new French oak barrels prior to bottling.
The potential of the 2017 vintage is evident through bright aromas of Anjou pear and white peach with an exotic back note of mango. A light framework of French oak adds texture, layered with crisp freshness from stainless steel. Distinguished by a viscous, mouth-watering entry, the interplay of citrus, Anjou pear and white fig flavors are seamlessly woven toward a focused yet lively finish. Ripe fruit flavors are refined by a persistent minerality that suggests this wine will pair seamlessly with a broad range of cuisines.
Our Pont de Chevalier is made to deliver sophistication and complexity while still retaining all the energy of Sauvignon Blanc. At the table, its richness will pair perfectly with pork—Asian-style with ginger and star anise, or French-inspired with mushrooms, Dijon, and tarragon. A perfect partner with seafood, try this with oysters and mignonette, lobster ravioli, or crab cakes.