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Vintage
2012
3Divas

2012 3Divas
Varietal Blend
Viognier 30%Marsanne 44%Roussanne 36%
Alcohol
14.40
Cases Produced
125
Opt Consumption
2013-2016
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Oct 14-22, 2012
Bottling Date
April 2013
Release Date
December 2013

Each of the three Divas (Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne) would make an impressive wine on their own, yet together their voices create an extraordinary harmony in this delightful white Rhône blend.

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Vineyard Profile: Saralee's Vineyard
Located in the alluvial plain of the Russian River Valley just two miles from the river itself, Saralee’s Vineyard has deep and fertile soils comprised of gravel, sand, and loam. On summer evenings, the cool fog rushes into the valley from the Pacific Ocean, allowing the grapes an extended growing season. With the long hang time, the grapes develop full flavor maturity while retaining the all-important natural acidity. Note that 2012 will be the last vintage of 3Divas from this historic vineyard due to new ownership

2012 Vintage
The 2012 growing season was one of the best in recent history for Sonoma County and northern California.  Early spring rains, moderate summer temperatures, and a relatively dry harvest led to a classic vintage. For the Rosé, we harvested select Syrah bunches from a special section of Paolo's Vineyard two weeks before picking the rest of the grapes for our flagship red wine. 

Winemaker's Goal
Each of the three Divas (Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne) would make an impressive wine on their own, yet together their voices create an extraordinarily harmonious wine.  While relatively unknown in the United States, these three varietals have historically been blended together in France's Rhône Valley. More on 3Divas Winemaking

Tasting Notes
The lively aroma offers intriguing notes of orange blossom, tropical fruits, pear, honey, and roasted nuts. The harmonious mouthfeel is medium in weight, with a supple texture whose flavors carry through for a long, fresh finish.
Winemaking Notes
Select grape bunches were hand-harvested before sunrise, and brought to the winery early in the morning while still very cold. The bunches were hand-sorted to remove individual overripe berries, then whole-cluster pressed into a stainless steel tank. After 24 hours the juice was racked into neutral French oak barrels, with each varietal being fermented separately. In order to retain its natural acidity, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The varietals were then blended and bottled early to retain the bright and vibrant fruit characteristics. Filtered.

Food Pairings
This classic white blend, with its elegant yet rich personality, is an excellent match for many dishes or even as an aperitif. Goes well with rich seafood, spicy ethnic foods, and lighter meat dishes.  Serve slightly chilled.

3Divas pairs well with seafood newburg, coq au vin, crab cakes, curries, grilled swordfish, barbequed oysters, pasta with roasted cauliflower, baked scallops, goat cheese, and avocado salad. 

Consider our recipe for Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa, and Chilled Zucchini Soup.

Accolades

Wine Enthusiast
May 2014

"This blend of Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne is dry and crisp in acidity and shows ripe, complex flavors of peaches, limes and oranges. But the California fruit is balanced by minerality and dried herbs. Drink it now, but not too cold. —S.H."

Other Vintages
The Montemaggiore 3Divas was first introduced in 2009.

 
Varietal Blend
Viognier 30%Marsanne 44%Roussanne 36%
Alcohol
14.40
Cases Produced
125
Opt Consumption
2013-2016
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Oct 14-22, 2012
Bottling Date
April 2013
Release Date
December 2013