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Clairette Blanche

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2018 Clairette Blanche

Clairette Blanche 2018

93pts
2018 Clairette Blanche
DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF CLASS – Intl Women’s Wine Competition . . . Not only are we the rare winery who crafts a single varietal Clairette Blanche, this wine is a superstar out of the gate! Great grapefruit, floral, fennel and mineral aromas; the mouth feel is medium-full, fairly dense with an emphatically dry, mineral focused middle and finish. Great with Vietnamese spring rolls, scallops and a myriad of cheeses.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
Varietal Clairette Blanche
PH 3.55
Residual sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.0

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TASTING NOTES

Fragrance of violet and lavender with mineral and herbes de Provence-like qualities. Crisp and bone dry with a medium-full yet fresh mouth-feel. Great with Vietnamese spring rolls, grilled sardines, shellfish and a myriad of cheeses.


VINEYARD NOTES

Lodi Rules certification for sustainable winegrowing. We grow 1 acre of Clairette Blanche in our Estate Vineyard. Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Very rare varietal in California, this grape has been grown in France since the 1500’s. All of our grapes are estate grown, hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture their fresh, flavorful character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.


Best of Class / Double Gold

2019 International Women’s Wine Competition

Gold Medal

2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

Thyme Gouda Crackers

We pair this recipe topped with Violet Flower Confit and Acquiesce Grenache Blanc in our tasting room.

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