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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Bella Luce Sonoma County 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

IFerrari-Carano’s unique, proprietary, white wine blend — the 2010 Bella Luce, which means “beautiful light” in Italian — is the sister wine to our SIENA and Pinot Grigio. The goal of Bella Luce was to create a fragrant and light white wine blend from varieties that would complement one another in aromas, flavors and texture. Individual lots of white wine grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Semillon, Muscat Giallo, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Blanc, are gently pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold settling, and then racked to stainless steel tanks for a cold fermentation. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to retain its bright flavors and crisp acidity. Bella Luce represents various lots of wine from multiple white varietals, all individually tasted to create the final blend.

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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery:
Ferrari-Carano vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of each vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. Directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Steve and his team imple... Read more
Ferrari-Carano vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of each vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. Directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Steve and his team implement irrigation and nutrient regimes, trellis system and canopy management, rootstock and clone combinations, and pruning and cane selection for each vineyard site and each block within a vineyard. Because of Sonoma County's diverse geological makeup, even within one vineyard parcel there may be several different types of soil with different degrees of nutrients for vines and water-holding capacity. In addition, Steve and his team practice sustainable farming techniques, such as recycling organic matter for use as mulch in the vineyards, planting cover crops and other plant species to avoid soil erosion, add desirable nutrients back to the soil and to attract desirable insects, and integrating animals to naturally enhance biodiversity and nutrient recycling. Read less

Tasting Notes:

The goal of Bella Luce was to create a fragrant and light white wine blend from varieties that would complement one another in aromas, flavors and texture. Bella Luce accomplishes this with delicious layers of honeydew, citrus, lychee, peach, and apple, along with wisps of floral notes, Muscat, pineapple, cream, and vanilla.

IFerrari-Carano’s unique, proprietary, white wine blend — the 2010 Bella Luce, which means “beautiful light” in Italian — is the sister wine to our SIENA and Pinot Grigio. The goal of Bella Luce was to create a fragrant and light white wine blend from varieties that would complement one another in aromas, flavors and texture. Individual lots of white wine grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Semillon, Muscat Giallo, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Blanc, are gently pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold settling, and then racked to stainless steel tanks for a cold fermentation. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to retain its bright flavors and crisp acidity. Bella Luce represents various lots of wine from multiple white varietals, all individually tasted to create the final blend.

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Notes: 100% Stainless Steel


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