Paysan Sauvignon Blanc
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - Arroyo Seco

Paysan Sauvignon Blanc comes from Zabala Vineyard - located on a large holding on the Arroyo Seco floodplains that was part of land granted to the Zabala family before California’s statehood. It was first planted in the 1970s and has grown to encompass over 1000 acres. Zabala Vineyard is one of the rockiest vineyard I Brand works with, full of what is locally known as ‘Greenfield Potatoes’, which are the rather inedible round river stones that dominate the soil and have been collected into piles and walls at every property in the basin. This vineyard is located directly in the path of the daily Salinas Valley winds, which control sugar development and retain natural acidity. Certified organic grapes.

Tasting Notes: Light-bodied. Aromatic explosion on the nose. Lime, gooseberry, green melon, grapefruit, white peach, passion fruit. Crisp, tart, clean with bright acidity on the palate. Neutral oak ageing provides subtle creaminess, while still exhibiting trademark green notes.

Arroyo Seco
Wine Type
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Age of vines
50+ years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Sandy, rocky, granitic, porous soil
Musque clone SB. Picked around 21.7 brix with bright natural acidity. Fermented in stainless steel, aged sur lie in 3/4 stainless, 1/4 neutral barrel for 7 months. Arrested malic.
1,700 (9-liter cases)

Producer Information: Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )

Ian and Heather Brand founded I Brand Family Wines in Central Coast California in 2008. Ian’s first winery job was with Bonny Doon Winery; he then went to work for ...
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