Gold Medal - American Fine Wine Competition, 2017
Alice's Vineyard is a sweet little vineyard perfectly planted to grow Sangiovese like the great Brunnelo’s of Montalcino, Italy. All hand tended and very well-loved.
The grapes were hand-picked, rushed to the winery and cold soaked for three days. We used BM-45 premium yeast to ferment, the same yeast used on the great Brunello wines from Italy. 100% Sangiovese.
Opens with lovely aromas of ripe red fruits, dried cranberry, tobacco, nutmeg, and cedar. Generous flavors of plum, cherry and raspberry, allspice, vibrant acidity, firm tannins and a lovely texture. Overall, a classic style of Sangiovese to pair with wide-range of fine Mediterranean Cuisine, including grilled vegetables, charcuterie, grilled fish, pasta, barbecued chicken, pork chops and rare to medium-rare meats.
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Alice's Vineyard
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Bottled: December 12, 2015
Cases Produced: 288
Muscardini Cellars graces Sonoma Valley’s (Valley of the Moon) Monte Terra with its estate grape vines, family home and barrel room. You are welcome to visit us in their Kenwood tasting room.
History of Muscardini Cellars
1892, when Michael Muscardini's grandfather, Emilio Alchera, was born in the village of Calliano, just outside of the city of Asti in the Piemonte region. Emilio came to America in 1909 via Ellis Island in New York. After heading to the West Coast by train to meet his two brothers, Antonio and Louis, he settled in San Francisco. Emilio began his living in California by helping to dig the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects the East Bay to Contra Costa County. After saving his money, he began to buy and run corner grocery stores where he sold fine bulk wines, and in his spare time made a red table wine for the family. His business would eventually become the "St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company."
Learn more at www.muscardinicellars.com.