2019 Maddalena Muscat Canelli, Paso Robles
Quality begins in the vineyards. In the Paso Robles AVA of San Luis Obispo County, our family farms Muscat Canelli grapes with the Batdorf, Lindquist, and Steinbeck families. Muscat Canelli thrives in the warm days and cool nights of this region.
There are several clones of Muscat, but Canelli from the Piedmont region of Italy is the best. Today, there are few plantings of Muscat Canelli in California. Unfortunately, this wonderful variety can be difficult to grow. In certain years, the vines produce normal yields while in other years, the crop yield is very low. Muscat Canelli is a tradition in our family, and we will continue to produce this wonderfully unique wine.
Quality continues in the cellar, where winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques in their careful crafting of fine wines. In creating Maddalena Muscat Canelli, the alcoholic fermentation is stopped before the yeast has converted all the natural grape sugar into alcohol. In doing so, this arrested fermentation allows the natural sweetness of the wine to be maintained. Grape juice concentrate is not added. Therefore, we preserve the individual flavors and terrior of each wine.
Maddalena Muscat Canelli greets the nose with a potpourri of aromas, including orange peel and honeysuckle flowers. The mouth is sweet with balanced crispness and ripe flavors of apricot and lychee.
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
Maddalena Muscat Canelli comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate.
Try our Maddalena Muscat Canelli with dark chocolate, Muenster, or toasted almonds.
- Paso Robles
- Margarita Vineyard
- Primary Grape Variety
- Muscat Canelli
- 0.63 g/L