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2017 'Renegade' Sauvignon Blanc
Husch Renegade Sauvignon Blanc continues in the wild tradition of the debut 2000 vintage. For this unique wine we step back from our traditional model for Sauvignon Blanc and break the rules. To begin, we do not add yeast to this wine. Instead we allow the native or “renegade” yeasts residing in the vineyard and winery to start and complete the fermentation process. We also age the wine in oak barrels – a common technique for Chardonnay – but not the norm for Sauvignon Blanc.
Sometimes it’s best just to get out of the way and let nature take its course. With that advice in mind, we allowed an assembly of indigenous yeasts to ferment the 2017 vintage. Each yeast’s interaction with the juice leads to different notes of complexity and interest. Crafting our Sauvignon Blanc in this renegade fashion results in a wine of lasting enjoyment with flavors that continually unfold.
Refreshing and wildly enjoyable, our 2017 Renegade Sauvignon Blanc is sure to excite your taste buds. Striking aromas of lemon, starfruit, wild sage, vanilla, and caramel welcome to the glass. Lovely fruit flavors and lively acidity are perfectly framed with a kiss of toasty oak. Enjoy on its own or pair with foods such as eggplant lasagna, rotisserie chicken, goat cheese, or grilled vegetables.