Monday, June 09, 2014

Veritas Sauvignon Banc 2013 (VA)

Veritas Winery is owned by Andrew and Patricia Hodson, and opened for business in June 2002, with the help of their three children Emily, George and Chloe. Veritas Vineyard and Winery is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Afton, Virginia. Veritas has been turning head of quality fine wine aficionados for a long time. It was Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post who first introduced me to their wines. 
Winemaking at Veritas is the domain of Andrew and daughter Emily. After completing her Masters in Enology at Virginia Tech, Emily joined the family venture full-time. Emily has made some incredible wines over the last few years, and she's been featured on these pages more than a few times.

I was lucky enough to taste a bottle of Veritas Sauvignon Blanc 2013 at the recent EWE 2014. According to Emily's notes, "If “Pristine” were a color, that is how I would describe the color of the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, which is just paler than pale lemon."

The nose is impressive with a beautiful floral bouquet, as well as a big citrus-y explosion of lemon and lime, and a nice burst of green apple. The wine has got great fruit and is bursting with a refreshing, zippy acidity. Bright, light, easy drinking. A great compliment to food. Well balanced, complex, elegant.