Tasting Date: 6/6/2012
Varietal: Bella Luce White Wine Blend
Country: Sonoma, Calif.
Tasting Date Price: $16.99
Alcohol Content: 13.4%
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Visual Aspect: Straw
Nose: Bella Luce accomplishes this with delicious layers of peach, vanilla and floral aromas, and wisps of orange blossom, pear and lime.
Palate: Distinctive and round on the palate, Bella Luce’s flavors of cream, vanilla, citrus, and apple shine through.
Food Pairing: Bella Luce is a delicious and refreshing wine that is perfect as an apéritif, or with shellfish, light pasta dishes, and light appetizers.
Winery Notes: A blend of Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Semillon, Muscat Giallo, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
Grapes from our vineyards in Sonoma County combine to create this aromatic and refreshing wine. A mild growing season with a warm summer, void of heat spikes, allowed for even ripening of the grapes. Each varietal in this blend was individually picked at its optimum maturity and flavor profile, resulting in delicious, well-balanced grapes. Grapes were harvested during the beginning of September and completed in later October.
Individual lots of white wine grape varietals, including Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Semillon, Muscat Giallo, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling, 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.