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Clos du Bois Pinot Grigio 2016

External Review by We Speak Wine:

GRAPE SOURCE: Fruit for this delicious Pinot Grigio is sourced from select cooler growing regions throughout California and harvested between August 4 and August 22, 2016. VINTAGE: The 2016 growing season was off to a great start with winter and spring rains, no frost events, and an earlier-than-normal bud break. Warm, sunny days followed during fruit set, resulting in even cluster development. A classic ripening season consisting of cool night and morning temperatures with moderate daytime temperatures heating up in August brought an early harvest. After a brief heat and low humidity event, the fruit was ready at optimum Brix levels. WINEMAKING: The wine was fermented exclusively in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 55°F with no lees contact or malolactic fermentation. The lower temperature helped slow the rate of fermentation, encouraging the wine to retain and develop its aromatic character. Specialty yeast strains noted for their aroma-enhancing qualities were also employed during fermentation. The wine was bottled in March 2017. WINEMAKER NOTES: Pale silver straw in color with aromas of white peach, melon, and pink grapefruit, with delicate floral notes. In the mouth, the wine exhibits a vibrant, lively acidity with bright citrus flavors of lime zest, grapefruit, and stone fruit, with hints of minerality and a long, crisp finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: This crisp Pinot Grigio pairs well with Asian and shellfish dishes. ACID/pH: 6.8g/L / 3.4 RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.8g/L ALCOHOL: 13.0%

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Clos du Bois:
  Clos du Bois didn’t start small and build up like many other wineries - it started with a bang. When it produced its first vintage in 1974, it already had 520 acres under vine in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. When Frank Woods was coming up with the name for his winery, he thought of “Woods Winery,” obviously named after himself, but his children had somet... Read more
  Clos du Bois didn’t start small and build up like many other wineries - it started with a bang. When it produced its first vintage in 1974, it already had 520 acres under vine in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. When Frank Woods was coming up with the name for his winery, he thought of “Woods Winery,” obviously named after himself, but his children had something else in mind. They were taking French at the time, and instead of “Woods Winery,” they thought of “Clos du Bois,” which loosely translates to “enclosure in the woods.” Obviously the name stuck, and Clos du Bois was born. Since then, Clos du Bois has come a long way. From 520 acres, the winery has expanded to 925 acres of their own, along with many partnerships with other wineries. Instead of partnering with a few, large vineyards, the winery works with many small- and medium-sized growers across numerous appellations. Most of the grapes it purchases from other vineyards are from Sonoma County, but some come from Coastal California as well. Erik Olsen, their current winemaker, joined in June 2003, and has since taken those grapes and made them into very well-received wines. Read less

External Reviews for Clos du Bois Pinot Grigio

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/14/2017

GRAPE SOURCE: Fruit for this delicious Pinot Grigio is sourced from select cooler growing regions throughout California and harvested between August 4 and August 22, 2016. VINTAGE: The 2016 growing season was off to a great start with winter and spring rains, no frost events, and an earlier-than-normal bud break. Warm, sunny days followed during fruit set, resulting in even cluster development. A classic ripening season consisting of cool night and morning temperatures with moderate daytime temperatures heating up in August brought an early harvest. After a brief heat and low humidity event, the fruit was ready at optimum Brix levels. WINEMAKING: The wine was fermented exclusively in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 55°F with no lees contact or malolactic fermentation. The lower temperature helped slow the rate of fermentation, encouraging the wine to retain and develop its aromatic character. Specialty yeast strains noted for their aroma-enhancing qualities were also employed during fermentation. The wine was bottled in March 2017. WINEMAKER NOTES: Pale silver straw in color with aromas of white peach, melon, and pink grapefruit, with delicate floral notes. In the mouth, the wine exhibits a vibrant, lively acidity with bright citrus flavors of lime zest, grapefruit, and stone fruit, with hints of minerality and a long, crisp finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: This crisp Pinot Grigio pairs well with Asian and shellfish dishes. ACID/pH: 6.8g/L / 3.4 RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.8g/L ALCOHOL: 13.0%




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