Far Niente Dolce Napa Valley 2013

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Far Niente Dolce Napa Valley 2013

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Semillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Far Niente

Tasting notes - Dolce is intensely fruity, driven by aromas of citrus and stone fruits, and layered with notes of honey and spice. Ripe peach and pear dominate in the nose and are complemented with notes of orange zest, dried apricot and fig. The palate is loaded with ripe and juicy apricot. It begins with a silky entry, followed by an unctuous and balanced mid-palate, and a mouth-watering, clean finish.

Far Niente Dolce Napa Valley 2013

A lusciously rich and sweet wine with ripe tropical fruits
and caramelised apricot and orange flavours, long and
supremely elegant.


Producer Note
Far Niente derives its name from the Italian phrase 'Dolce Far Niente' - 'how sweet it is
to do nothing'. It was founded in 1885 and flourished until the advent of prohibition.
Abandoned for over 60 years, the winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel who
started the long process of restoring it. Today, they own 80 hectares of vineyard,
across three different sites, of what many consider to be some of the finest viticultural
land in the Napa Valley. Since restoration, Far Niente has been dedicated to the
production of the finest Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and worldwide
demand always exceeds supply.


Vineyard
Dolce's 20 acres of vineyard are located in Coombsville, east of the city of Napa,
and are situated at the base of the Vaca Mountains, which define the eastern
border of the valley. The volcanic soil is loose and well drained, and the west-facing
vineyard is protected from the prevailing winds so that the damp, morning fog of
autumn (a very important factor in the development of Botrytis cinerea) hangs
longer amongst the vines, often until midday. A combination of high humidity
followed by drying conditions encourages, but does not guarantee, the growth of
Botrytis. As it develops, its coverage is seemingly random with individual berries
succumbing to Botrytis at different rates, if at all.


Winemaking
The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes were carefully selected and then vinified
in the traditional manner. The wine then spent 31 months in 100% new French oak,
adding a delicious complexity to the final wine.


Tasting Note
Dolce is intensely fruity, driven by aromas of citrus and stone fruits, and layered with
notes of honey and spice. Ripe peach and pear dominate in the nose and are
complemented with notes of orange zest, dried apricot and fig. The palate is loaded
with ripe and juicy apricot. It begins with a silky entry, followed by an unctuous and
balanced mid-palate, and a mouth-watering, clean finish.


Grape
Semillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%

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