Ma Belle-Fille Ma Belle-Fille Vineyard, Sonoma County Translated from the French: my daughter-in-law

Ma Belle-Fille
Estate Chardonnay

Made from grapes grown at the very highest elevation of our property, Ma Belle-Fille is just enough above the cooler La Carrière to crest the summer fogs and is usually the first Chardonnay harvested during each vintage. Layers of baked apple and nectarine round out the lean citrus and vivid minerality it shares with La Carrière.

Ma Belle-Fille was named by Sir Peter as a warm tribute to Emily Michael, his daughter-in-law and mother of the third generation of the family. Paul describes the wine as beautiful, generous and complex, which we think is an apt description of our Emily as well.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes

Appellation

  • Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County

Planted

  • 1999

Chardonnay clonal selections

  • Calera
  • Mount Eden
  • Hudson
  • Hyde

Elevation

  • 1,700–1,900 feet

Soil

  • Rocky volcanic-origin Rhyolite

Exposure

  • South - southeast

Notes

  • Highest vineyard, full exposure, marine influence, earliest ripening Chardonnay fruit.

Wines produced from the
Ma Belle-Fille Vineyard

Ma Belle-Fille

Estate Chardonnay