2017 Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Grigio
2017 Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Grigio Inviting aromas of honeysuckle, peach and lychee nut. The mouth feel of this 2017 vintage is of integrated and rich fruit. Flavors of lime, nectarine, melon are complemented by a clean, refreshing flavors of lemon and peach with a round mouth-feel and a crisp, lingering finish. All with a zesty and clean acidity.
This traditional Italian wine is handcrafted with the assistance of Italy’s top enologists and a Winemaker of the Year at a family-run vineyard tracing its roots to 19th century. Grapes are grown in the Veneto region, a viticultural area has deep alluvial soil and a cool climate due to the moderating influence of the Adriatic Sea. These cool microclimates are responsible for preserving the crisp acidity and fresh fruit character of the wine. The individual lots of hand harvested Pinot Grigio grapes are gently whole cluster pressed to minimize any color or harsh tannin extraction, then racked to stainless steel tanks for a cold fermentation.
This perfectly balanced Pinot Grigio pairs well with seafood, shellfish, poultry, salads, fruits, light pastas, and mild cheeses. Its structure and fruity flavors also complement spicy cuisine.
At its most basic, Pinot Gris/Grigio is a refreshing white wine that, when served cold, is the perfect respite from a hot summer’s day. So drink up and pay no mind to the haters.
While most believe Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born, like many of the most popular grapes of the world, in France, where it is known as Pinot Gris. Thought to be a mutation of the red grape Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris’ skins are not green like other white grapes, but instead have a greyish blue hue, which is what gives them their name.
The wine was born in Burgundy but found its way to Switzerland in the 1300s, where it was considered a favorite of the Emperor. From here the grape made its way to northern Italy, and the real story of Pinot Grigio was born.