2015 Clair + Ette

2015 Clair+Ette

Ours is the 1st Clairette to release in the U.S!

El Dorado

Inspired by several glorious Ch√Ęteauneuf du Pape Blancs, we were determined make as many of the varietals as possible. Roussanne and Grenache Blanc have long held space in our cellar, followed years later by Picpoul. And now, after many years of trying, we are proud to be the first domestic winery to release a bottling of the obscure Clairette! This exciting inaugural vintage made up of 2/3 Clairette and 1/3 Picpoul will tingle your taste buds while refreshing your palate.

Our 2015 offers an imaginative bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle and citrus blossoms flowing to a refreshing and zippy mid-palate and a smooth, lengthy finish. The freshness of under ripe melon, Japanese pear, and kiwi shine through. This seamless white holds purity, focus and freshness as its cornerstone.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyards: Barsotti
  • Varietals: Clairette Blanche & Picpoul
  • Clones: Tablas Creek
  • Age: 3 years & 5 years
  • Elevation: 2800 feet
  • Soil: Musick sandy loam
  • Yield: 2 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 10, 2015
  • Pressed: September 11, 2015
  • Blend: 75% Clariette & 25% Picpoul
  • Fermentation: Neutral FO
  • Barrel aging: 7 months
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 5, 2016
  • Production: 38 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2016

Looking for older wines? We might have what you are looking for! Contact us at dgorders@donkeyandgoat.com or give us a call at 510-868-9174 and we will do our best to help.