The Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our original planting (planted in 1984) behind the winery were allowed to hang on the vine beyond their normal point of full ripeness to promote the development of botrytis, the â€œnoble rotâ€. A slow, cool fermentation in new French and Hungarian oak barrels yielded intense and focused tropical fruit flavors like litchi, quince, pineapple, mango and guava. This wine is rich and sweet, and has ample acidity to balance the sugar, resulting in a sensational, full-bodied, dessert wine with a long finish. The oak embellishes the wine by imparting a subtle nutty flavor and by increasing complexity. A wonderful match with sharp cheeses like Roquefort or Stilton, or enjoy on its own after dinner.