Matthew Fritz Winery

Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2018

North Coast, California, USA

100% Sauvignon Blanc | 13.5%

£12.50

We are delighted to offer this American white wine made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from California. This fresh and light-styled wine is for Sauvignon fans that appreciate a more grassy, crisp touch. It is refreshing when smaller winemakers fill the gap and produce affordable wine brimming with character.

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Aromatic with notes of cut grass, cantaloupe, cucumber and lime, this fresh and light styled Sauvignon Blanc finishes fresh and bright.

Service: Serve chilled at 6 to 8°C.

Food Pairing: Excellent with cheese, fish, pasta in white sauce, poultry, shellfish and vegetarian dishes.

Jim Milone, the winemaker has long-established roots in the North Coast region. A fourth-generation winegrower, his great grandfather established their first family winery in Hopland before Prohibition. Jim’s formal education included Santa Rosa Junior College and Humboldt State University, as well as winemaking courses through the University of California at Davis, however his real education began at a very young age learning the craft from winemakers who shared with him hard-won knowledge gained through decades of experience in the vineyards.

“The best part of experience and learning is being able to help someone by sharing what I have learned over the years”, says Jim.

Created in 2009, Matthew Fritz is a joint venture between Matt Bonanno of BonAnno Vintners and Fritz Stuhlmuller. Their approach was simple: combine their collective experience in winemaking, contacts with grape growers and wineries in the North Coast and produce wines of incredible value since they both felt that California wines were becoming ever dearer.

The Matthew Fritz wines are produced out of Healdsburg in Sonoma in 300 hectares of vineyard, with most of the grapes coming from Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Their goal is to produce wines that are authentic, clean and true to the varietal, which will not break the bank.

White | Still | 75cl | 13.5% ABV | Contains sulphites

Annual Production: 5,000 cases.

Recognition: Vintage 2018 - Wine Enthusiast: 85pts | Vintage 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2022: Bronze, Wine Spectator: 87pts

Cellaring: Ready to drink now.

Vinification: California’s 2018 vintage was a near picture-perfect growing season which began in late February. Spring was mild with extended flowering, yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained steady and warm throughout the summer, without any significant heat spikes, setting up a cooler, unhurried harvest.

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