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Varietal

80% Sémillon
20% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 5-6 Years

Vineyard

100% Klipsun

2022 Le Petit Doux

Late Harvest Sémillon
Our 2022 Le Petit Doux opens with a bouquet of yellow peach, nectarine, quince and white flowers.  The higher residual sugar of this style creates a creamy, honey-like palate that is rich, yet delicate.  Elevated acid levels are layered nicely in the background, with a purity and sense of freshness, combining with all the concentration and weight.  This is quite enjoyable now, especially with your favorite soft cheese, but cellaring several years would be a wise decision, in order to experience the subtleties that will surely develop.

$42

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91 Points

— Jeb Dunnuck

91 Points

A later harvest dessert wine based on 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2022 Le Petit Doux has a ripe, sweetly fruited, medium-bodied style offering a great nose of honeyed limes, peach, and a kiss of chalky minerality. It’s balanced, has good acidity, and a clean finish. It’s an outstanding dessert wine to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years or more.

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Chocolate Torte

Pair Le Petit Doux with a rich Chocolate Torte. Pictured: Flourless Chocolate Torte at The Restaurant, made with Fresh Seasonal Berries, Coconut Milk Espresso Ganache.

Behind the Wine

2022 Le Petit Doux

Le Petit Doux, or “The Little Sweet One” is a traditional blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Select fruit from our vineyard blocks matured on the vine for an additional 10 weeks before being carefully hand harvested in late November. 

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Vineyards

Select fruit from Klipsun vineyard blocks mature on the vine for an additional 10 weeks before being carefully hand-harvested in late November.

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Winemaking

Whole cluster sorted and pressed. Cold-soaked for 72 hours before racking. Inoculated and then stainless steel fermentation for three months. Arrested fermentation with cold temperature.