peter michael ma belle fille bottle

Peter Michael Winery, Ma Belle-Fille 2006

RRP £134

Medium yellow-gold in colour, this wine offers aromas of butterscotch, candied orange peel and honeysuckle. Creamy, silky flavours of butterscotch and candied lemon mix with pastry cream and a touch of toffee to linger on an extremely long finish. Decent acidity remains, lifting the wine and making the flavours, though rich, still bright and juicy. Surprisingly intense and powerful. An extremely wet and cold winter that brought snow to the uppermost vineyards was followed by a tumultuous spring that featured hail and frost, reducing yields. A later budbreak meant ideal flowering conditions and a perfect summer, with only one major hot spell that the higher elevations moderated well.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (100%)

Alcohol

14.6%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Vineyard Cellars

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