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A French emigrant, Louis Mel traveled the western United States in the 1870ís seeking a place to make wines to rival the great French Crus. He found the ideal home in the Livermore Valley. Acquiring Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings from the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, owner of the famed Chateau dí Yquem, he planted them in his vineyards. The Wente family acquired the Louis Mel estate in the 1930ís, where the descendants of these vines, located in the southern Livermore Valley, live in gravel and loam soils similar to the terroir of their native Bordeaux.
This Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful grassy color and aromas of guava, melon, gooseberry, citrus, and tropical fruits. With crisp acidity and flavors of honeydew melon and pineapple, this wine delivers a clean and refreshing finish.
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