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Clairette Blanche

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New Release
2021 Clairette Blanche

Clairette Blanche 2021

New Release
2021 Clairette Blanche
Cofermented in France for centuries, it’s unusual to see Clairette as a standalone wine. Floral and tropical fruit notes make this is an amazing wine to pair with cheese. Just put out a charcuterie board and pour a glass of Clairette Blanche!
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
ACID 4.9 g/L
BOTTLING DATE April 13, 2022
Varietal Clairette Blanche
PH 3.51
Residual sugar 0.5 g/L
Harvest date September 9, 2021
AGING 6 months sur lie in stainless steel
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

A rarity in the wine world, this single varietal Clairette Blanche shows notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and melon with a floral undertone. Its signature fennel character comes through as it opens up. The palate is full bodied with a rounded texture and finishes soft.


VINEYARD NOTES

With 1 acre planted in 2015, it’s easy to identify you’re in a Clairette row with the distinct ovoid shaped berries. This late ripening variety produces loose clusters, making it less susceptible to disease pressures. The Clairette grape is native to the South of France, and with Lodi sharing a similar climate, it thrives here.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Everything is hand-picked, hand-sorted, and whole cluster pressed. We harvest in the early morning to capture vital acidity that provides vibrancy to the wine. While a breeze in the vineyard, Clairette demands very specific fermentation conditions, so we have to keep an eagle eye on it at this time. The juice is fermented cool in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve pure fruit expressions. Sur lie aging in tank until bottling aides texture formation.


GOLD Medal, 94 pts

2022 International Women’s Wine Competition