LIB: 2017 Clairette

2017 Clairette, Barsotti Vineyard

We are smitten with our 3rd vintage of this beautiful Southern Rhône varietal that remains elusive in North America!

El Dorado


750 mL $38

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Inspired by several glorious Chateauneuf du Pape Blancs, we became determined many years ago to make as many of the varietals as possible. Roussanne and Grenache Blanc have long held space in our cellar, followed years later by Picpoul in 2012 and Clairette in 2015. Although Clairette is new to California, it is a historical grape to Rhone (dating back to the 1500s). It is used often in hot and dry climates to balance out otherwise heavy alcohol levels and bring freshness to heftier varietals. Recognizing this crucial role this varietal plays shows you why we would want to focus on this as a single varietally focused wine.

Tasting Note:

This seamless white wine holds purity, focus and freshness as its cornerstone. Surprising depth and texture shows off well for a wine that has more of a shy and demure nose. Clairette brings to the table a fresh crisp flavor that is undeniable and leaves your mouth watering and your mind craving more! Picpoul brightens the mood even more with it’s racy acidity and tangy citrus flavors.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Barsotti
  • Varietal: Clairette
  • Age: Planted 2010
  • Elevation: 2800 ft.
  • Soil: Musick sandy loam
  • Harvested: Sept 20, 2017
  • Pressed: Sept 20, 2017
  • Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria in neutral French oak barrels
  • Barrel aging: 8 months in neutral French oak
  • Bottled: May 1, 2018
  • Production: 132 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2018


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