In 2015, we were presented with gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc fruit, as well as our Semillon, both of which are grown here on the Brander estate. For this year’s Cuveé Nicolas, we blended these two varieties together (67% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Semillon), then rested a portion of it in 100% French oak, resulting in a wine loaded with character and complexity. A fascinating nose of tropical fruit, and honeysuckle flows into a rich creamy finish on the palate.
Cases Produced: 223
Vineyard Sources: 100% Los Olivos Vineyard (Estate)
Composition: 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon
Harvest Dates: Sauvignon Blanc: August 15th, 2015; Semillon: September 2nd, 2015
Chemistry: Sauvignon Blanc, Brix: 23.6; pH: 3.21, Semillon, Brix: 23.8; pH: 3.41
Winemaking: Fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels, 10% of which were new,
Optimal drinking window: 2016- 2021