Marie-Laure Ammons founded Nid Tissé, the name itself translates to “woven nest”, in French. A native of France, she studied wine in Burgundy and Bordeaux. Nid Tisse evokes traveling to a new place and making a home – hers being in Napa Valley for nearly 20 years, 18 of them working with Philippe Melka. Nid Tissé reflects a marriage of the old and new world -California sunshine with freshness, texture, and ability to gracefully age that are rooted in the tradition of old-world wines. Great wines come from great vineyards and she is excited to be working with the historic vineyards and some of the great grape-growing families in the region, Bacigalupi and Hyde.
A field Blend of 31 years old Robert Young Clone (76%) and 27-year-old Wente Clone (24%), all sourced from the venerable and highly-regarded Hyde Vineyard. Sadly ONLY 106 cases were produced.
The entire 106 cases were hand harvested on August 26th, 2020 WELL BEFORE THE FIRES STARTED!
Nid Tissé 2020 Chardonnay “Hyde Vineyard” Carneros Napa
In a blind tasting everyone assumed this Nid Tissé Chardonnay was a Grand Cru Burgundy! They were wrong! This is a hidden secret… Nid Tissé is a tiny Chardonnay production sourced from a real Grand Cru grower in Napa Valley, Hyde! On the nose hints of tropical fruit, and on the palate elegance and great intensity. It is loaded with Meyer lemon, crisp apple, and some tart pineapple and stony minerality. This wine offers texture and elegance from start to finish.
TWI 97 Points (Lisa Perrotti-Brown): “The 2020 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard bursts from the glass with flamboyant notes of grapefruit oil, apricots, and spiced apples with suggestions of cedar, almond croissant, and preserved ginger. The medium-bodied palate delivers fantastic tension to complement the silky texture and concentrated, opulent fruit, featuring loads of citrus and mineral sparks, finishing long, and layered. The wine was aged 26 months in oak, 25% new. 106 cases were made, due to be released in January 2023.”
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