Haut Espoir 'Cloudfall' White Blend
Haut Espoir translates literally to ‘High Hope’, a name they aim to live up to with their sustainable practices. The 2020 ‘Cloudfall’ is a rich blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay, all fermented separately to capture the strengths of each varietal.
This blend has a crisp bouquet of lime zest and white stone fruit. On the palate there are flavors of peach, white pear, apple, and hints of passionfruit, with notes of green melon and hazelnut that linger through the long, rich finish. Each varietal was fermented separately. The Chardonnay underwent wild fermentation in old oak barrels to give the blend body and texture without imparting the flavor profile of new oak. The other varietals were fermented in stainless steel tanks to allow their freshness and fruit-forward flavors to shine through. The result is an elegant blend that is rich and fresh with vibrant acidity.