peter michael ma belle fille bottle
White wine

Peter Michael Winery, Ma Belle-Fille 2019

RRP £134

Aromas of lemon curd and orange peel give way to silky flavours of lemon curd, marmalade and a touch of pineapple. White floral notes waft over the top of this fruit core, and a hint of kumquat lingers in the finish. Good acidity, though some more briskness wouldn’t hurt, nor would a little more development time in bottle. For a long while, this was the highest-elevation vineyard at the estate, but it has been topped by newer, yet-unnamed plantings. Ma Belle-Fille wins on slope, however, with a grade of 30% in some places. Facing south-southeast, it receives the first sunlight on the estate and ripens earliest.

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Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay (100%)

Alcohol

14.3%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Vineyard Cellars