Le Petit Coquerel Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021
This is the signature Sauvignon Blanc from Coquerel Family Wine Estates.. Our estate “Walnut Wash” vineyard sits in the afternoon shadows of the Mayacamas Mountains at the north end of Napa Valley in the Calistoga AVA. The site is warm and protected and features a mix of deep clay and stony soils. There are currently seven acres planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo. In 2014 we added four acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Under the guidance of winemaker Christine Barbe, our vineyard is intensely farmed for low yields and high quality. The unique conditions and favorable terroir produces exceptional fruit each vintage.
On the winemaking front, Christine has had a dramatic impact on the quality and style of Coquerel’s wines. All of our bottlings are handmade in small lots to ensure character and authenticity. Our whites are bright, crisp, elegant and well structured. Our reds are intense, aromatic, harmonious and lush. Complexity, concentration, balance and minerality are the hallmarks of our wines.
Christine was born and raised in Bordeaux France. She studied biochemistry and received her doctorate degree in Enology and Viticulture from the Bordeaux Institute of Enology. Her knowledge of sauvignon blanc is extensive as she made wine at Chateau Carbonnieux and La Louviere in Pessac-Leognan. Christine worked with the renowned Denis Dubourdieu and learned firsthand how to taste sauvignon blanc grapes as they ripen and how to harvest them to maximize the aroma and flavor of the wine.
Pure, fresh and delicious. The nose is expressive and powerful with grapefruit and guava fragrances. The palate is crisp with a round mid-palate and a long finish of exotic fruit. It will pair perfectly with fish dishes, Asian food or a cheese plate.
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