I have always adored Pinot Grigio wines and after many requests from fans of GIFFT, I knew that this had to be our next offering. I wanted a Pinot Grigio that I could sip by itself while snuggling with my dogs or over appetizers with friends. Made to be perfectly balanced with delightful tropical fruit flavors and crisp citrus acidity, GIFFT Pinot Grigio is super food-friendly and offers pure palate pleasure. As summer sets in, I’ll be serving it with fresh salads, mild cheeses, grilled seafood or with nothing at all!
GIFFT Pinot Grigio bursts with lively pear and tropical fruits, balanced by crisp acidity and an elegantly refined freshness. Featuring ripe stone fruit and citrus aromas, this wine showcases melon, nectarine and Meyer lemon flavors that finish light and refreshing.
This Pinot Grigio hails from the Scheid family’s estate vineyards in Monterey County. The Monterey growing region is known for having the longest growing season in California due to the maritime influence of the Monterey Bay. The winds that sweep through the vineyards each day bring a natural cooling effect, allowing extra “hang time”. Increased hang time leads to more intense flavor development and enhanced richness of fruit.
The grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours then brought to the winery where they were gently whole-cluster pressed, chilled, and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank. The juice was then slowly fermented at a cool temperature in 100% stainless steel to preserve the bright aromatics and fresh fruit flavors.