peter michael ma belle fille bottle

Peter Michael Winery, Ma Belle-Fille 2015

RRP £134

Yellow-gold in colour, this smells of pineapple and white tropical flowers. Flavours of grapefruit pith, still bright with acidity, wrap around a core of candied lemon, lemon curd and a touch of toasted hazelnuts. There’s a distinct mineral core that commands attention, highlighted by very good acidity and a lovely satin texture. Excellent, with a lengthy finish. A very dry winter marked the fourth consecutive year of the drought, and a warm 2015 spring led to early budbreak and an early flowering, just in time for some late season rain and wind, which dramatically reduced the yields due to poor fruit-set. A warm summer yielded smaller berries and fewer clusters but, somewhat surprisingly, much higher acidity.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (100%)

Alcohol

14.6%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2026

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Vineyard Cellars

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