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Ma Belle-Fille

At the highest elevation on the estate Ma Belle-Fille is an extension of the same slope as La Carrière, sharing its southeastern exposure and lean soils. Situated above the ceiling of the summer morning fog, it receives more sun than lower vineyards. This causes the fruit to mature earlier than the rest of our estate. Ma Belle-Fille also shares La Carrière’s core of lean citrus flavors and vivid minerality, but with layers of baked apple and nectarine rounding out its profile. The name translates to “My Daughter In-Law” in honor of Emily Michael, Paul Michael’s wife and the mother of the youngest generation.

 

Ma Belle-Fille
Peter Michael Estate
High above Knights Valley
Eastern Sonoma County

Planted: 1999
Chardonnay clonal selections:

Elevation: 1,700 - 1,900 feet
Soil: Volcanic-origin, Rhyolite
Exposure: South-southeast

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Ma Belle-Fille Vineyard

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