2001 Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc
Very dry, medium-bodied, slightly herbal, with a clean, fresh, tart finish.
Tropical fruits including lemon, kiwi, mango and pineapple. Also hints of fresh herbs, especially mint and lemon thyme.
Fresh goat cheese, cold seafood, grilled fish and vegetables, summer salads, and any dishes seasoned with lots of fresh herbs.
Glen Manor Vineyards is owned and operated by Jeff White who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. Glen Manor is on the west slope of the Blue Ridge about 7 miles west of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,100 ft. Soils are deep and well drained. Vines are 7 years old and trained on the French lyre trellising system.
The 2001 vintage was one of the best we have experienced. Summer temperatures and rainfall were average, which kept the vines healthy and productive. Fall was cool and dry. This retained good acidity in the grapes and allowed us to pick selectively making several passes in each block. Harvest was between September 10 and 17, 2001.
Only the free run juice was used from the crushed grapes. The wine was cold fermented at 55°F, then racked at mid-fermentation into older French oak barrels, where it finished fermentation and aged sur lie until March. 290 cases were bottled in April , 2001. This wine was made to drink young, while fresh and vibrant.