Dolce Winery Late Harvest 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Harvest Notes The development of Botrytis was earlier and more prevalent this year than one could have hoped for. As is often the case, the variable that we cannot control proved to be the crucial factor: the weather. The onset and development of Botrytis began with a half-inch of rain that fell during a spectacular electrical storm on September 25, 2001, and was fueled by two weeks of warm and dry weather conditions. The Botrytis-induced concentration of grape sugar and flavor rapidly occurred in mid-October during a brief two-day period of ninety-plus-degree weather and extremely low humidity. We couldn’t pick the fruit fast enough! After the rain-drenched harvest of ’00, this vintage will be fondly remembered for years to come.

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Dolce:
Dolce embraces a deceptively simple philosophy: the pursuit of perfection in the art of late harvest winemaking. Created in 1985 by the partners of Far Niente, its existence is the result of overcoming remarkable adversity and developing expertise where no one else in the U.S. had it. Dolce stands as the pinnacle, where Mother Nature and craftsmanship combine to define luxury through a wine cap... Read more
Dolce embraces a deceptively simple philosophy: the pursuit of perfection in the art of late harvest winemaking. Created in 1985 by the partners of Far Niente, its existence is the result of overcoming remarkable adversity and developing expertise where no one else in the U.S. had it. Dolce stands as the pinnacle, where Mother Nature and craftsmanship combine to define luxury through a wine capable of flirting with your emotions like no other. With a classic blend of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine. Dolce has brought forth a wine in every vintage, yet in small, unpredictable quantities; witness to the incredible difficulties presented every year in the effort to make Dolce. Dolce is an extraordinary wine bred from a combination of sunshine, soil, fog, expertise and dedication; a wondrous luxury, limited by nature to always being a gift of absurd rarity. Read less

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06/15/2007

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Harvest Notes The development of Botrytis was earlier and more prevalent this year than one could have hoped for. As is often the case, the variable that we cannot control proved to be the crucial factor: the weather. The onset and development of Botrytis began with a half-inch of rain that fell during a spectacular electrical storm on September 25, 2001, and was fueled by two weeks of warm and dry weather conditions. The Botrytis-induced concentration of grape sugar and flavor rapidly occurred in mid-October during a brief two-day period of ninety-plus-degree weather and extremely low humidity. We couldn’t pick the fruit fast enough! After the rain-drenched harvest of ’00, this vintage will be fondly remembered for years to come.

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