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2017
Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg
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2017 Estate Chenin Blanc

Bright and refreshing aromas of juicy citrus and tart pear.

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Our Chenin Blanc is refreshing and bright with balanced acidity. Fermented to dryness solely in stainless steel, the aromas and flavors of juicy citrus and tart pear shine through with purity.

Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing

 

One of the many varietals within Prince Vineyard is Chenin Blanc: planted in 1995, 1996, and 2012, in nine separate blocks totaling 92.08 acres. The vineyard is in the Clarksburg Appellation, with an ideal location to maintain the natural acidity and floral bouquet.
The 2017 growing season marked the end of the drought with heavy winter rainfall that continued into the spring. Due to the rain, timely vineyard practices were crucial and we adapted our cultural techniques to maintain vine balance. Heat spikes during late August to mid-September required close attention to irrigation to ensure vine health. With the given weather, our winegrapes developed the required sugars, but full flavor maturation delayed our harvest. The wait was worth it and the outcome was a vintage that boasts bright and fresh whites with ideal levels of acidity and red wines that are showing good intensity and concentration.
Cheese: Gruyere / Meat: Pork, Salmon / Sauce: Curry / Dessert: Berry Tart