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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2018 Pinot Grigio
Santa Ynez Valley

2018 Pinot Grigio

Technical Details

Composition:
100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard Sources:
Clover Creek Vineyard

Production: 207 cases
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
pH: 3.27
Titratable acidity: 0.48g/100ml
Cellaring potential: One to two years
Bottle price: $22.00

 

The Harvest
The 2018 vintage experienced one of the mildest and most even weather
patterns in recent memory. This temperate harvest allowed me to pick the Pinot
Grigio at Clover Creek Vineyard at the exact moment of my choosing, which was
September 11th at 22.1 Brix.
Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled in a tank for 24 hours. The
juice was then racked to another stainless steel tank where it underwent an
18-day fermentation. The wine was then racked to stainless steel barrels to age
before being bottled in January 2019.
The Wine
The wine has the typical pale, straw color of this varietal. The predominate
aromas are of fresh, crisp pears with warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg in the
background. As expected, the wine is light to medium bodied on the palate, but
the texture is surprisingly rich with flavors of pear compote and brown spices.
The lingering finish is long and expansive.
Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif and pairs beautifully with
cheeses such as Gruyère and Buffalo Mozzarella. It can also accompany lighter
fare such as a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp or Spaghetti Carbonara.

The Harvest
The 2018 vintage experienced one of the mildest and most even weather patterns in recent memory. This temperate harvest allowed me to pick the Pinot Grigio at Clover Creek Vineyard at the exact moment of my choosing, which was September 11th at 22.1 Brix.

Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled in a tank for 24 hours. The juice was then racked to another stainless steel tank where it underwent an 18-day fermentation. The wine was then racked to stainless steel barrels to age before being bottled in January 2019.

The Wine
The wine has the typical pale, straw color of this varietal. The predominate aromas are of fresh, crisp pears with warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg in the background. As expected, the wine is light to medium bodied on the palate, but the texture is surprisingly rich with flavors of pear compote and brown spices. The lingering finish is long and expansive.

Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif and pairs beautifully with cheeses such as Gruyère and Buffalo Mozzarella. It can also accompany lighter fare such as a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp or Spaghetti Carbonara.

 

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