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Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: While not well known for producing Pinot Grigio, Calaveras County does have some unique locations that provide the right growing conditions for this Italian varietal. Indian Rock Vineyard is one such location. Planted next to Coyote Creek on the south side of the vineyard, our Pinot Grigio vines are protected from the summer heat by a current of cool air which flows along the creek bed from higher elevations. This allows us to pick later, and achieve riper fruit flavors and aromas. Fermented in neutral cooperage and aged sur lees for 4 months, our 2004 Pinot Grigio displays bright aromas of apples and pears. Crisp and fruity on the palate, this wine will compliment a wide variety of food, including shellfish and cheeses, or can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.


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