Emme Wines 'Violet Sky' Valdiguie 2023


Always the slowest fruit to ripen at Ricetti, in 2023 the Valdiguié really struggled to gain sugar.  We worried about it at first and wanted to hang it into late October, but the vines are old and were beginning to shut down.  So, we decided to go with the season, and picked the fruit at about 19 brix.  This is less sugar than I generally pick at, and the resulting wine is very low in alcohol (10%).  It is shockingly bright and juicy, and I am looking forward to watching the 2023 Valdiguié age.