Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2018 White Rabbit Old Vine Chenin Blanc

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SKU: 18-Capiaux-Chenin-Blanc

As a high school project with my daughter, Olivia, we bring you her first wine! She is now studying winemaking at Cal Poly so this project engaged her at all levels: farming, winemaking, bottling and label design.  She also interned at the winery working with Alan, our vineyard manager, in the vineyards: up before dawn and dirty work boots at the door each day! She chose Chenin Blanc for its lightness and clean flavors.

On the approach, you see pale yellow, straw-like color. Light aromas of green apple, lychee and crisp white peach. Super clean, bright with sweet tart flavors and a hint of minerality. Good length and nice acidity for all those upcoming Summer afternoons by the pool, beach, creek, river or porch!!

Appellation:  100% Pope Valley

Vineyard:  60 year-old vines

Harvest Date: September 4         

Bottling Date: August 2019

Release Date: April 2020

Aging: Fermented in concrete

Months Aging: 12 months neutral French oak

Brix @ Harvest: 23.8

pH: 3.2

TA (g/1): 5.7

Alcohol: 14.2

Production: 24 cases