peter michael ma belle fille bottle

Peter Michael Winery, Ma Belle-Fille 2012

RRP £134

A light to medium yellow-gold in the glass, deepening with age, this wine smells of honey, pineapple and marmalade. Flavours of marmalade, candied lemons and pastry cream lend a satin texture and a very creamy aspect on the palate. A warm vintage provided very ripe grapes but has perhaps left this wine with a softer acidity that has softened further with time, leaving behind a fuller-bodied, more viscous wine. Rich and ripe, and ready to be drunk. Often called a Goldilocks vintage, 2012 was ideal from start to finish, with some heat spikes in September and October that pushed any later-harvested grapes, such as these, towards concentration.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (100%)

Alcohol

15.6%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2022

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Vineyard Cellars

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