2020 Union Sacré Pinot Blanc, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara

2020 Union Sacré Pinot Blanc, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara

$17.95

Description

Paying homage to Alsace, France – The Union Sacré wines are made by two friends from different continents. Union Sacré exists at the meeting of worlds. Made by two long time friends, Xavier and Philip, who arrived at the Central Coast from opposite ends of the Earth. Xavier Arnaudin is a WSET certified, oenology degree holder from France, while Philip Muzzy is a self-taught designer from Michigan who kind of misses living in a van.

Between the two of them, Xavier and Philip have 25+ years experience working in Central Coast wineries. Xavier has been cellar master or assistant winemaker for some of the Central Coasts most luminous wineries including Herman Story and Sans Liege.  Philip cut his teeth at Proof Wine Collective.

This Pinot Blanc is another exceptional value from Union Sacré.  100% Pinot Blanc from the renown Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, the grapes are cold soaked on the skins overnight, and then gently pressed unfiltered for a cool ferment in stainless steel where the wine rests on its fine lees for two weeks. Then the wine is moved to 600 liter used wood puncheons where it is aged for 6 months.  We like the low alcohol at 12.3%.  189 cases produced.

Fresh, springtime floral lime blossoms, citrus zest, sweet green peas, and melon aromas are fragrant and compelling.  With a hint of vanillin and white pepper, the flavors are similarly attractive and accompanied by a creamy texture on the palate. Fresh and youthfully vibrant, enjoy as a “patio pounder”, or more seriously with grilled Moroccan spiced swordfish with mashed green peas, preserved lemon, and mint!  Don’t forget to drizzle with the EVOO. YUM!

Don’t miss the “bird of paradise” reverse side of the front label!!

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