The story of the Winemaker's Choice brand begins in 2013, when, after an exceptional harvest, Midalidare's oenologists decide to create something really special. For the first vintage Syrah grapes were chosen: one of the exceptionally well-developed variety in the winery. In 2015, the “winemaker’s choice” was Malbec, and in 2017 the brand was expanded in whites with Winemaker's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented. “Chosen” wines are produced in limited quantities and are an excellent choice for connoisseurs of terroir wines.
The plants are of French and Italian origin with average age 6 years. The forming is single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or single guyot), the density is 5000 plants per hectare. The yield is controlled at 9-10 ton/ha. Regulation of production, e.g., green pruning is made when the height of the shoots is 15-20 cm. Also, important viticultural practice is de-leafing the vines on the non-sun exposed side in the afternoons and stimulate formation of leaf mass on the sun-exposed side.
Straw and brilliant color with greenish hints. Very complex on the nose, this Sauvignon Blanc opens with crispy zested lemon peel and grassy notes of freshly cut grass, Honeycrisp apple and focused minerality, complemented by complex ferment aromas as well as very subtle oak and tropical fruits touch. Full-flavored and firm, the wine has a textured and refreshing palate with elegant oak touch and lingering, mineral finish.