2009 Optu White Wine
A crisp, clean balance of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
56% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Semillon
The Fidelitas Optu White is a blend made in a traditional Bordeaux-style, with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Aromas of ripe pear, lemon zest and honeysuckle rise from the glass on this brilliant straw-toned wine. Flavors on the palate confirm the aromas, adding a hint of green apple, pineapple and a touch of creaminess amidst a crisp, clean finish. Drink now through 2016.
Double Gold, Seattle Wine Awards
56% Gamache Vineyard, 44% Stillwater Creek Vineyard
All the fruit for this blend was hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. Upon arrival at the
winery, the fruit was destemmed, then whole-cluster pressed to tank, and allowed to settle. The settled juice was transferred to barrels and inoculated with yeast. Primary fermentation was 20 days in length prior to sur lies aging for eight months in small, French oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
The Optu White Wine is a wonderful wine for food pairing due to it’s full, almost creamy body, and crisp, clean finish. Seafood is an obvious pairing - especially items like halibut with a mango salsa or scallops with a citrus beurre blanc that would play off of the full mouthfeel of the wine. However, any food with a rich quality and bright flavors would be perfect with the Optu White. Try dishes such as chicken piccata, spicy corn chowder or a crab louie on a hot summer day.