2021 Moscato – Diablo Vineyard
Diablo Vineyard . Clarksburg AVA
Aromas and flavors of fresh white peach, apricot and orange blossom are balanced by a little sparkle giving the wine a light body and refreshing finish. It is a classic light Moscato with natural sweetness and crisp acidity.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Clay Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Bilateral Cane Prune|
|HARVEST DATE||September 8, 2021|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||24.3°|
|BOTTLE DATE||February 22, 2022|
|CASES PRODUCED||104 6 pack cases|
The Diablo Vineyard sits at sea level providing fertile soil with an abundance of nutrients. We continuously manage both the nutrient and water levels to ensure the winegrapes develop strong flavors.
The 2021 vintage brought us the earliest start of harvest we’ve experienced, with our crews starting on July 26th. After our white and early red varietals were brought in to the winery, many of our red varietals were predicted to reach maturity at the same time. The compaction of the second half of the harvest season became both a challenge and priority for us. As Fall approached, the smaller fruit set, paired with consistently higher temperatures caused many red varietals to mature rapidly. Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petite Sirah came off three weeks sooner than average, with slightly higher brix than targeted, although with good acidity. With all said and done, the vintage came in smaller than expected, though with outstanding quality that we are thrilled to present.
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.