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Vintage
2014
3Divas

2014 3Divas
Varietal Blend
Viognier 53% Marsanne 25% Roussanne 22%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.6 Brix
Alcohol
14.1
Cases Produced
100
Opt Consumption
2015-2018
Cooperage
100% neutral French Oak
Harvest Date
Sep 4-21, 2014
Bottling Date
April 2015
Release Date
June 2015

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: 
The Viognier for this blend comes from Montemaggiore’s estate vineyards whereas the Marsanne and Roussanne were grown on benchland on opposite side of Dry Creek Valley by Trattore Farms.

The rocky soils of Montemaggiore’s mountainside vineyards produce intensely flavored grapes at naturally low yields. Using biodynamic practices and organic materials, all grapes are farmed without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

2014 Vintage
This was a classic year for Montemaggiore wines with moderate summer temperatures and relatively dry skies at harvest. A dry spring awoke the grapes early from their winter dormancy, and then late spring rains led to rapid growth. Temperatures were moderate in early summer, but cooled in August thus slowing down ripening. Harvest started a couple weeks early on average—all at moderate sugar levels with the desired flavors and intensity.

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
Harvest started two weeks early with Marsanne and Roussanne in early September, and Viognier a few weeks later—all at moderate sugar levels with the desired flavors and intensity. 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 the Viognier fermented separately from the Marsanne and Roussanne. 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
February 2016

"Estate-grown Viognier makes up the majority of this blend, followed by 25% Roussanne and 22% Marsanne. Delicate, the aromas lean floral and tart, a combination of peaches and honey that build into an oaky, powerful finish." —V.B.

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

 
Varietal Blend
Viognier 53% Marsanne 25% Roussanne 22%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.6 Brix
Alcohol
14.1
Cases Produced
100
Opt Consumption
2015-2018
Cooperage
100% neutral French Oak
Harvest Date
Sep 4-21, 2014
Bottling Date
April 2015
Release Date
June 2015