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2019 Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Clos Pegase Winery
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥5,500  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Clos Pegase Winery
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.8%
Product Code CP-1CH--19
UPC 033228861115
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Our 2019 Mitsuko’s Vineyard Chardonnay is a lovely lemon color in the glass. Subtle notes of honeydew melon with floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. The palate is smooth and creamy, with ripe melon and a touch of toasty oak. Elegant and thirst-quenching with bright acidity. Pairs with roast pork loin, fried chicken and buttery mashed potatoes, seared dayboat sea scallops or breaded
macaroni and cheese.

Production

Vintage Notes

The year started out with ample rainfall which kept the soils moist and cool into spring. Summer was marked by warm, even daytime temperatures with few extreme heat spikes. The opportune weather conditions continued into late summer and fall. The harvest was of average volume, if not slightly below average and the fruit quality was exceptional; allowing us to craft wines with fresh acidity,
texture, structure, and finesse.

Viticulture

Mitsuko’s Vineyard, located south of Highway 121 in the cooler part of Napa Carneros, has proved to have an abundance of ideal sites for Chardonnay. Since its purchase as bare land in 1989, we have continually refined our plantings to optimize the wine grape quality potential of each block by determining the best clones to match each soil type. Thus, our Chardonnay blend continues to evolve towards greater heights every year.

VINEYARD 100% Mitsuko’s Vineyard
APPELLATION Carneros, Napa Valley
HARVEST DATE September 6–30, 2019

Vinification

Picked in the early morning and delivered to the winery cold, the grapes were then gently pressed. The juice settled for approximately 24 hours before being racked to tank to undergo a slow, cool fermentation. Using carefully selected yeast strains along with native fermentation, we allowed the wine to reach just beyond halfway through fermentation before racking to barrel; allowing the primary fermentation to finish in barrel. Using 30% new French oak, the wine then underwent full malolactic conversion in our caves; during which time the wine was stirred regularly, increasing the mid-palate complexity. After approximately nine months, the wine barrels were blended and lightly filtered before bottling.

FERMENTATION 100% barrel fermented
AGING 9 months, sur lie in 30% new French oak
BOTTLING DATE June 24, 2020
RS 3.10 g/L | TA 6.30 g/L | PH 3.45
PRODUCTION 4,400 cases
AGING POTENTIAL 8–10 years