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Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Ma Belle-Fille 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

At the highest elevation on the estate, the greater influence on Ma Belle-Fille of the marine breeze results in cooler daily temperatures in the Summer and Autumn months. Situated far above the summer fog ceiling and exposed to the southeast, the vineyard receives the very first rays of sunshine each morning and remains sunny all day long. This full insolation combined with cooler temperatures creates unique conditions for the ripening of the fruit: maturation is reached earliest among all of the PMW vineyards.

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Peter Michael Winery:
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant ... Read more
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant rather than overstated. Three, there would be a hundred-year commitment to the development of a great estate. Read less

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Tasting Notes:

Rich and intense, this second release vintage of Ma Belle-Fille boasts aromas of citrus oils, orange blossoms, dry apricot, apple skins, wet stone and brioche intermixed with such exotic tropical fruits as guava and ripened pineapple, and an hint of dry chamomile. The mouth is rich, concentrated and very generous, displaying additional flavors of baked Reinette apple, meringue and orange rind.The finish is layered, rich, seductive and very long.

At the highest elevation on the estate, the greater influence on Ma Belle-Fille of the marine breeze results in cooler daily temperatures in the Summer and Autumn months. Situated far above the summer fog ceiling and exposed to the southeast, the vineyard receives the very first rays of sunshine each morning and remains sunny all day long. This full insolation combined with cooler temperatures creates unique conditions for the ripening of the fruit: maturation is reached earliest among all of the PMW vineyards.

1424 cases 750ml bottles, 60 cases 1.5L bottles produced.

Aged 11 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.8%

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