2016 Moscato di Canelli 375ml
Blend Composition | 100% Moscato di Canelli
Appellation | Estate St. Helena Vineyard
Harvest Date | October 4
Finished pH | 3.97
Finished TA | 5.7 g/L
Alcohol by Volume | 12.5%
Residual Sugar | 10.3%
Production | 151 cases
Despite the ongoing statewide drought, Napa Valley received close to average rainfall in 2015-16. More than 12" fell in March 2016, ensuring that the vines had ample water as they emerged from dormancy. The growing season was considerably cooler than in the previous two vintages, allowing us to harvest beautifullly ripened grapes at the end of a long growing season
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.
This brilliantly golden wine draws you in with inviting aromas of passion fruit, honeysuckle, ripe white peach, apricot, jasmine, candied tangerine and lemon zest. It is richly unctuous, but also zingy and zesty. These flavors intesify on the palate, culminating in a satisfying and gratifying finish that goes on and on.
Enjoy on its own for dessert or alongside a fruit tart or grilled peaches with mascarpone and a Balsamic drizzle. Or, place a dollop of: Cambozola cheese on a raisin & rosemary cracker and serve with a toasted pecan.
- Matt Reid, Winemaker