Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
An exceptional wine, 50% Sémillon and 50% Muscadelle, from estate-grown grapes. Naturally fermented, hand-riddled, and aged in the bottle in the French "méthode traditionnelle".
Five years ago, I wanted to try something that the family had never done before, to discover what the terroir in the cooler Chiles Valley District of Napa Valley could do for a sparkling wine. I began experimenting with various Bordeaux varietals; this is my first stab at a Sémillon/ Muscadelle blend, and I am thrilled with the results, which balance crispness with just a hint of residual sugar. I will be toasting to another 130 years with this one!
Winemaker: Aimée Sunseri, 5th generation
An elegant, citrine-colored wine with a delicate frothy mousse and an airy nose of lemon peel and fresh linen. Flavors of crisp, green apple, with a dry and refreshing finish. A soft breeze on a summer's day!
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Residual Sugar: 0.60 %
Cases produced: 124
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Aging: This wine was aged in the bottle for over one year before release.
Method: methodé traditionnelle