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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Efesté 2022 Feral  Sauvignon Blanc

Wine of the Week

 

February 1, 2024

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Efesté 2022 Feral Sauvignon Blanc

Some 16 years ago, I sat down to taste Efesté's first-ever release of Feral Sauvignon Blanc. I noted that it was made by fermenting with wild/native yeast, which gave it pleasing details of dried herb, sweet grass, fresh mushroom, and overall a more herbaceous tone to the fruit without the tropical flavors of the regular bottling. At the time, this was cutting-edge winemaking, which has since become almost commonplace. The latest edition of Feral is from 2022. Sourced from the Evergreen vineyard, a cool climate site, it remains a showcase for wild (or feral) yeast fermentation. It's less...



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