Pinot Grigio2017


Pinot Grigio

Amiably tolerant of great variations in growing season conditions, Pinot Grigio is always at the forefront of drinkability and food friendliness in our range of white wines. It is harvested promptly when ripe, to conserve its structuring acidity, and fermented and aged in stainless steel with scrupulous protetion from oxygen. A deceptively simplified palate is backed by alluring tropical notes, suggestions of salinity and ample mouth feel.



Cellar Life


For our 40th anniversary harvest, we naturally wished for a vintage worthy of celebrating in bottle for many years. We are glad to report that our grapes from 2016 met or exceeded these hopes, but as the growing season commenced, this suddenly looked to be impossible. As you may have heard, total yields were sharply diminished by April frosts and heavy rains through June. Yet we undertook our customary manual crop reductions, to produce the highest quality fruit. What we kept on the vine was then rewardd by weather of ideal fruit development in the final two months of the season. From early August and extending deep into September, the vineyard enjoyed lavish sunlight, heat, and dry conditions. The whites show beautiful aromatics, refreshing acidity, and fine structure for aging, especially in Viognier.

Beverage Testing Institute 91 Points, Best Buy
Fermentation In stainless steel for 10 days at 55ºF
Composition Pinot Grigio 100%
Aging On the lees in stainless steel for 9 months
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.3%
Total Acidity, 0.64%

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