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Benziger Bartolucci Vinyards Muscat Canelli Lake County 2007

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VINTAGE 2007AVAILABILITY Winery & Select MarketsVINEYARDBartolucci APPELLATION Lake County VINIFICATION: In the winery we use whole cluster pressing and an aggressive press cut to insure beautiful floral fruit without astringency. Tank fermentation at low temperatures allows us to slow the fermentation process to preserve fruit flavors and aromas. We stop the fermentations with just enough residual sugar to emphasize and balance the crisp acidity. VINTAGE: A dry winter led to a fairly early bud break in 2007. Overall the growing season was evenly paced with a just a few heat spikes in the early summer. Warm August weather started harvest early, but then a cool September slowed things quite a bit and grapes hung on the vines another few weeks. This cool period helped to develop complexity in flavors while keeping sugars under control. 2007 was one of the longest harvests Sonoma County has seen in recent years, spanning almost three months from start to finish. This vintage was certainly smaller in quantity than 2006, but in many cases the lower yields meant more concentrated flavors. Alcohol 12%, pH 3.13, Total acidity .63, Residual sugar 5.2%.

Region: USA » California » Lake

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Varietal: Muscat Blanc
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Benziger Family Winery:
At the forefront of certified Biodynamic®, organic and sustainable grape growing in America, Benziger Family Winery produces fine wines that authentically express the grape variety, the vintage and the vineyard. We produce Sonoma County varietals, blends, and single vineyard designate wines, all grown and produced using agricultural and business practices that are good for the earth and the v... Read more
At the forefront of certified Biodynamic®, organic and sustainable grape growing in America, Benziger Family Winery produces fine wines that authentically express the grape variety, the vintage and the vineyard. We produce Sonoma County varietals, blends, and single vineyard designate wines, all grown and produced using agricultural and business practices that are good for the earth and the vine, good for the farm-worker and the farmer, and good for our colleagues and our customers. Read less

VINTAGE 2007AVAILABILITY Winery & Select MarketsVINEYARDBartolucci APPELLATION Lake County VINIFICATION: In the winery we use whole cluster pressing and an aggressive press cut to insure beautiful floral fruit without astringency. Tank fermentation at low temperatures allows us to slow the fermentation process to preserve fruit flavors and aromas. We stop the fermentations with just enough residual sugar to emphasize and balance the crisp acidity. VINTAGE: A dry winter led to a fairly early bud break in 2007. Overall the growing season was evenly paced with a just a few heat spikes in the early summer. Warm August weather started harvest early, but then a cool September slowed things quite a bit and grapes hung on the vines another few weeks. This cool period helped to develop complexity in flavors while keeping sugars under control. 2007 was one of the longest harvests Sonoma County has seen in recent years, spanning almost three months from start to finish. This vintage was certainly smaller in quantity than 2006, but in many cases the lower yields meant more concentrated flavors. Alcohol 12%, pH 3.13, Total acidity .63, Residual sugar 5.2%.

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