2019 Moscato – Diablo Vineyard
Diablo Vineyard . Clarksburg AVA
A lively bouquet of peaches, apricot, orange blossom and honeysuckle is immediately welcoming. On the palate, the flavors mirror the aroma, but the natural sweetness is balanced by a slight sparkle that gives the wine a light body and a crisp finish.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Clay Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Bilateral Cane Prune|
|HARVEST DATE||September 5-7, 2019|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||24.9°|
|BOTTE DATE||January 28, 2020|
The 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
Clarksburg AVA – Located on the Sacramento River in the heart of the Delta, the Clarksburg AVA has a profound maritime influence. Cool mornings give way to warm afternoons and temperatures quickly cool again in the evenings. With land at or below sea level, the fertile soil attracts and holds nutrients and water which calls for constant monitoring.