2014 Moscato di Canelli (375ml)
Vineyards: 100% Benessere Vineyards
Blend Composition: 100% Moscato di Canelli
Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
Production: 135 cases
The 2014 vintage started warm, wet and early. The growing season saw some particularly warm spells mid-summer, but cool evenings still prevailed throughout the season causing harvest to occur in early September. Our crop of Moscato was smaller than in previous years, but the quality was excellent. Our harvest was in early October, giving the fruit ample time to develop complexities traditionally found in a late harvest wine.
The grapes for our Moscato are grown on our Estate St. Helena vineyard in a block adjoining the Napa River. We gently press the grapes and conduct a long, slow fermentation at a very low temperature to maintain the floral and tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Moscato.
Heavenly aromas leap from the glass, revealing apricot, honey, perfectly ripened pear and candied walnuts with hints of grapefruit and cinnamon. The wine has a wonderful, silky texture on the palate and a long, lingering finish.
Enjoy on its own for dessert or alongside a fruit tart or grilled peaches with mascarpone with a Balsamic drizzle.
- Matt Reid, Winemaker