100% 2010 vintage
100% Lodi appellation
100% Bella Vigna Vineyard
We harvested our Moscato Giallo in mid Oct, after it reached our desired level of maturity and had achieved exceptional flavor development, yet still at a moderate brix, allowing us to craft an expressive, highly perfumed wine without excessive alcohol.
The juice was cool fermented in tank with a fruit enhancing strain of yeast and without a malo-lactic conversion.
Post fermentation it was racked twice, followed by a light fining, a racking and filtration prior to bottling.
Bottled in March 2011; 13.2% alcohol, pH 3.61 & TA 5.4 g/l
Lush and round; exotic citrus and floral aromas (mandarin, jasmine and rose); a fresh cantaloupe flavor combined with ginger; citrus, stone fruit and subtle tropical fruit (meyer lemon, nectarine and papaya).