The Wine: Sauvignon Blanc Orange 2020
Neon Eon Sauvignon Blanc Orange is a skin-contact natural wine made from 100% organic Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast, nine days of maceration on the skins, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites.
Winemaker's notes: Spring in a glass. A different take on the 2018 vintage, this time around the grapes saw longer maceration time and a more active ferment resulting in a dry wine with heavy grapefruit and grass on the nose and palate followed by a hint of salinity on the finish.
The Producer: Neon Eon
Neon Eon wines are made by Tyler Thrussell in Summerland, BC. In an effort to capture the Spirit of the grape, these wines break from the heavy manipulation common in wine making today and instead respect the fruit and the land it grows on. This Spirit is born in the vineyard, raised in the cellar - by allowing the natural fermentation process to take place - and experienced in the glass.
Transparency is also important. All Neon Eon wines are made using either organic or biodynamic grapes and have no added yeasts, sulphur, enzymes, nutrients or any other inputs. There is nothing removed either, the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. As a result the wines should be stored with care - a good rule of thumb, if you’re uncomfortable in the environment the wine probably is too.
This wine is alive. Enjoy.
The Region: Okanagan Valley, BC