Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanco
One of the first two wines Ferrari-Carano
ever made over 35 years ago, this Fumé Blanc is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc
grapes from Sonoma County, along with grapes from carefully selected
vineyards in Mendocino and Lake County.
AROMAS & FLAVORS
This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of grapefruit,
lemon grass, lychee, pear, citrus, orange blossom, peach and a touch of
minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the
cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from
neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth.
Fumé Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry
dishes, and also holds up nicely with veal and pork. This wine has lively
flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese,
Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.
HOW IT'S MADE
This year’s Fumé Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc
grapes from various appellations in Sonoma County Dry Creek, Alexander, Russian
River and Knights Valleys — along with grapes from carefully selected vineyards
in Mendocino and Lake counties. When the grapes arrive at the winery, each lot
is gently crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold
settling. The juice is either transferred to stainless steel tanks or older
French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine in barrels is sur lie aged and
stirred every other week for two months, then blended and bottled.