2017 Pinot Grigio "Ramato"
Our newly released, Pinot Grigio Ramato, is a unique wine with the essence of old world style expressed in a new and exciting way. The grapes were sourced from Mangels Vineyard in Lodi, California and once it was destemmed and lightly crushed upon arrival and fermented on the skins as a red wine. The extra time spent on the skins are what give this wine its unique color and its name; "Ramato" which translates to, "Copper". Once in barrel it was aged for 9 months in neutral oak, and underwent partial malolactic fermentation and stirred on the lees, giving added complexity.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
Stunning copper color with refreshingly vibrant mouthfeel. The deft palate uplifts with notes of citrusy earl grey tea, papaya, and candied orange. Faint tannins extend the crisp finish.
Appellation: Lodi, CA
Residual Sugar: Dry
Fermentation Vessel: Stainless Steel Tanks
Aging Vessel: Neutral Oak Barrels
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Cases produced: 94