AROMAS & FLAVORS
This wine is the definition of what Pinot Grigio should be. Bright and refreshing, the wine opens with notes of honeysuckle, lychee and lemon-lime. The palate delivers a refreshing acidity coupled with flavors of white peach, orange blossom and a touch of minerality.
Pinot Grigio is perfect as an apéritif as well as paired with many types of cuisine. Our favorite pairings include dishes such as seafood salad, pan-seared scallops, oysters on the half shell, or entrées with lively and spicy flavors.
HOW IT’S MADE
Individual lots of hand-harvested grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed to minimize any color or harsh tannin extraction, then racked to stainless steel tanks for cold fermentation. This wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation, so it retains its bright flavors and crisp acidity. Depth and complexity are enhanced with weekly lees stirring until bottling.
The winter of 2020-2021 had minimal rainfall and mild temperatures leading to drought conditions in Sonoma County. With a warmer than average winter and spring, budbreak was two weeks ahead of normal. Summer was warm and dry, with a few short heat spikes. The warm weather resulted in beautifully ripened fruit and the earliest harvest Ferrari-Carano has ever had, August 16th! The white grape harvest was finished on October 8th.