Richard Longoria Pinot Grigio

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First produced in 1999, Pinot Grigio has become one of our signature wines. Besides being available at our tasting room, it can be found on the lists of many fine restaurants throughout California and select national markets. We intentionally produce it to adhere to the classic Italian style: fresh aromas and flavors, with crisp acidity.

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2017 Pinot Grigio
Santa Ynez Valley

2017 Pinot Grigio

Technical Details

Composition:
100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard Sources:
Clover Creek Vineyard

Production: 236 cases
Alcohol by volume: 13.6%
pH: 3.36
Titratable acidity: 0.60g/100ml
Cellaring potential: One to two years
Bottle price: $22

 

The Harvest
The weather during the growing season in 2017 was very similar to 2016, which
resulted in the grapes at Clover Creek Vineyard being harvested on August 21st
at 22.8 Brix.
Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled to a stainless steel tank for
24 hours and then racked to another stainless steel tank to begin fermentation.
This lasted for 23 days, after which the wine was racked to stainless steel barrels
to age. The wine was bottled in January 2018.
The Wine
The wine has the typical pale, straw gold color of this varietal. The aromas are a
complex blend of Granny Smith apples, orange blossoms, cinnamon and cloves.
On the palate the wine is light to medium bodied with flavors of crisp apple and
spiced apple crumble in the finish. The excellent acidity gives the wine a clean,
crisp and lingering finish.
Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif and can also accompany
lighter fare such as seafood salads and pasta dishes with extra-virgin olive oil or
a light cream sauce.

The Harvest
The weather during the growing season in 2017 was very similar to 2016, which resulted in the grapes at Clover Creek Vineyard being harvested on August 21st at 22.8 Brix.

Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled to a stainless steel tank for 24 hours and then racked to another stainless steel tank to begin fermentation. This lasted for 23 days, after which the wine was racked to stainless steel barrels to age. The wine was bottled in January 2018.

The Wine
The wine has the typical pale, straw gold color of this varietal. The aromas are a complex blend of Granny Smith apples, orange blossoms, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate the wine is light to medium bodied with flavors of crisp apple and spiced apple crumble in the finish. The excellent acidity gives the wine a clean,crisp and lingering finish.

Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif and can also accompany lighter fare such as seafood salads and pasta dishes with extra-virgin olive oil or a light cream sauce.

 

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