Ma Belle-Fille 1.5L
(ma bel fee)
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The 2017 Peter Michael Winery Ma Belle-Fille Estate Chardonnay (ma bel fee), French for “my daughter-in-law”, was named in tribute to Emily Michael, daughter-in-law of Sir Peter and Lady Michael. At the highest elevation on the estate, the vineyard sits far above the summer fog ceiling and receives the very first rays of sunshine each morning and remains sunny all day long. This full exposure combined with the cooler temperatures of the marine fog layer, causes the fruit to mature earlier than the rest of our estate.
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Spectacular and intense, aromas of exotic fruits, guava, pineapple, and Monoi flowers, pastry elements, golden apple and nectarine, accented with oyster shell minerality. Generous in the mouth, rich and concentrated, the wine displays flavors of William pear, honey, dried almond, orange rind and notes of gingerbread and a touch of mangosteen. In the mouth, the wine is tactile and gourmand with extreme purity. Layered and seductive, the finish is very long.
Blend: 100% Estate Chardonnay
Aged 12 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers
Bottled unfined and unfiltered