ORIGIN LES DEUX FRÈRES LAPSUS MUZE HOC CONTRAST L’ESSOR
64% Chardonnay & 36% Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is characterized by a pale yellow gold coloring. Its mineral-accented nose opens with a lovely perfume of white peach, citrus blossom and beeswax, followed by hints of jasmine and fennel. Bright and focused on the palate with lip-smacking freshness, Contrast shows a silky mouth-coating texture with impressive energy and balance. With a mineral-driven finish, this white is not only expressive right now but will age beautifully over the next decade.
Contrast is a perfect example of what is possible in California but nearly outlawed in France: a co-ferment of Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay. When it comes to the “different & eclectic” offerings the Fabre brothers were looking to craft, Contrast is nearly the definition. In France, these varietals from Bordeaux/Loire and Burgundy are competitors; in Paso Robles, their opposing terroirs and characteristics work in harmony to deliver a stunningly unique wine. Crafted in a Chablis/Sancerre style, most of the acidity and brightness is garnered from the Chardonnay, while the Sauvignon Blanc is allowed an extended ripening to bring about tropical notes.
60% Chardonnay & 40% Sauvignon Blanc
The 2018 vintage of Contrast is highlighted by a pale gold coloring. Its nose opens to a stunning bouquet of white peach, citrus blossoms, tropical fruit and beeswax. Light to medium-bodied, this wine is bright and fresh with a long, beautiful finish. This wine is showing beautifully now, but will easily age for another 5+ years.
Now to 2029+
59% Sauvignon Blanc, 41% Chardonnay
Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley and Parrish Family Vineyard, Adelaida
Sand and clay
Co-fermented in stainless steel for 3 weeks
6 months in neutral oak
Now to 2027+