Honoring the best of traditional winemaking, the wines from our estate vineyards are handcrafted to showcase the natural expression of the vineyard, variety and vintage. In a world of ashy technology, some might call this hopelessly old-fashioned. We call it Craftwork.
Aromas of stone fruit and citrus are followed by a lively blend of pear and tropical fruit. the palate shows a crisp acidity with a fruit-forward nish, making this a versatile wine that pairs particularly well with light sh dishes, grilled chicken, prosciutto and melon, or all on its own.
The grapes are whole-cluster pressed, chilled and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank. Stainless tanks provide a neutral environmnet that serve to accentuate the wine’s crisp, zesty qualities and retain its distinctive freshness. A select yeast is used to start a long, slow, and cool fermentation to enhance the fruit esters. e nished wine continues to age in stainless steel and is stored cold to retain the wine’s aroma, crisp acidity and fresh character.
Thee 2016 growing season began with early budbreak initiated by warm spring temperatures. A relatively even growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped to alleviate the drought and refresh the soil. Harvest was early as well, with a mostly average yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout our estate vineyards.
To grow a high quality, avorful Pinot Grigio, a cool climate area is a necessity to allow for slow ripening and maintain the grape’s fruit character and natural acidity. We grow Pinot Grigio on our cool climate estate vineyard located just outside of the town of Greeneld. With morning fogs that often linger until mid-day, the intricate fruit avors have time to develop while preserving crucial acidity. A combination of right location and traditional winemaking allows us to craft a bright, lively style that is brimming with fruit