The 2016 vintage of Noble Vines 152 Pinot Grigio showcases vibrant aromas of pear, green apple and citrus blossoms. Medium-bodied with a round mid-palate and crisp acidity, this refreshing Pinot Grigio offers distinguished flavors of white peach, lemon curd, cantaloupe and a hint of minerality on the palate, before extending into a lively, lingering finish. Serve chilled with fresh salads, pasta, seafood or chicken.
Beyond the Numbers
A natural offshoot of the Pinot Noir grape, Pinot Grigio’s noble roots date back to the Middle Ages in Burgundy. Also known as Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio clone selection 152 originated in Alsace, France, thanks to Army General Lazare de Schwendi, who picked up vine cuttings in Tokaij before returning home to Alsace after a victorious battle. Pinot Grigio from Alsace boasts distinct tropical fruit character and pronounced floral aromas, and is known for its weight and long finish. The Alsace region has similar growing conditions to the cool vineyards and rich volcanic soils of our San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, California, where clone 152 thrives. Pinot Grigio clone 152 is distinguished by fresh, lively flavors of citrus and ripe stone fruit, balanced by a hint of minerality to create a notably rich texture and finish.
Noble Vines 152 Pinot Grigio was harvested in the cool, early morning hours and delivered immediately to our winery. At the winery, the grapes are pressed upon arrival and the juice is cold settled before racking the clean juice into stainless steel fermenters. After being transferred to the fermenters, the juice was gradually warmed up to proper fermentation temperatures and inoculated with selected yeast to enhance the rich fruit characteristics. Noble Vines 152 Pinot Grigio is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel to retain the grapes’ natural acidity and delicate aromas and flavors.