Clements Hills AVA

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Clements Hills AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2006[1]
Country USA
Part of California, Lodi AVA
Total area 85,400 acres (34,560 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 21,700 acres (8,782 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel[3]

The Clements Hills AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in San Joaquin County, California. It is located in the southeast part of the larger Lodi AVA. The Mokelumne River flows through the wine region, which is composed of rolling hills between 90 feet (27 m) and 400 feet (122 m) in elevation. A variety of microclimates exist within the hills of the region. The soils in the area includes loams, clay loams, and clays. Below the alluvial top soil are areas of granite and volcanic soils.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.197 Clement Hills." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Clements Hills (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Rieger, Ted (2003). "Subdividing Lodi—Proposal Supported for 7 Sub-AVAs". Wine Business Monthly. Aug., 2003.