Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
Muscadelle (Sauvignon Vert) is a Nichelini family classic. This white Bordeaux varietal comes from a small vineyard block planted 72 years ago, named for Rose, the 6th Nichelini child, born in 1899.
Muscadelle (Sauvignon Vert) is a Nichelini family classic. This white Bordeaux varietal comes from a small vineyard block planted 72 years ago, named for Rose, the 6th Nichelini child, born in 1899. The grape production of these old vines is low, concentrating the flavors. The grapes were hand-harvested at night, slowly fermented, and have had no contact with oak.
These vines were planted by my great-grandfather and a great-uncle in 1946. Today, only 8.2 acres exist in all of Napa County. It is a pleasure to work with these old, rare vines and I like to highlight their unique varietal characteristic of mineral flavors in combination with the tropical fruit flavors often found in the wines grown in the higher altitude of Napa Valley’s Chiles Valley District.
The wine expresses itself with a balance of nuanced notes of melon and lemon with flavors of stone fruit like peach and apricot. The finish is refreshingly crisp and ready for your favorite sunny outing!
Alcohol: 12.3 %
Residual Sugar: 0.41 %
TA: 5.9 g/l
125 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Fermented in stainless steel for 21 days, cellared in stainless for 4.5 months, bottled 2/22/2018 and aged until released.