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Montevina Winery Pinot Grigio 2006

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PINOT GRIGIO 2006 VINEYARD & VARIETAL INFORMATION Pinot Grigio is the Italian term for Pinot Gris, the gray grape of France. A mutation of Pinot Noir, for generations it grew in the vineyards of Burgundy among its red relation and field blended to add softness and acidity to red wines. Today, Pinot Gris (Grigio) is considered one of the five noble varieties in the Alsace region of France. In the last decade Pinot Grigio has received massive popularity internationally. The varietal can turn out white wine of substantial structure, character, and color and is taking the place of Chardonnay and other dry whites on wine lists across the nation. Our Montevina 2006 Pinot Grigio was sourced from vineyards throughout the Delta region and Santa Barbara, which both benefit from cooling maritime breezes. WINEMAKING Pinot Grigio's gray color creates unique winemaking challenges. The fruit is gently destemmed, then sent straight away to the press. Unlike other grapes, which are gently pressed, the Pinot Grigio is simply rotated, then held in place. Even the lightest press would add too much color from the skins to the juice. The weight of the fruit crushes the fruit below, releasing the delicate, ester-filled juice. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel at very low temperatures. The finished wine is held cold until bottling and malolactic fermentation in prevented to preserve fresh acidity TASTING NOTES Montevina 2006 Pinot Grigio is virtual sunshine in a glass. Vibrantly hued, it catches the light and warms a room. Breezes of ripe pears swirl with hints of peach and lotus blossom to form a heady perfume. Each sip delivers cool ripe pear slices coupled with lively acidity each more refreshing than the last. All you need to add is the deck chair! HARVEST DETAILS Date: September 2006 Brix: 23.5 T.A.: .71gm/100ml pH: 3.29 WINE INFORMATION Alcohol: 13.45% T.A.: .59g/100ml pH: 3.28 Cases: 85,000 Release Date: April 2007

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Montevina Winery:
Winemaking is art, science, passion and a healthy dose of voodoo. At Montevina, we got our start in 1970 in the Sierra foothills and released our first wines in 1973. We quickly became well-known for our robust, full-flavored red wines, especially Zinfandel and Barbera, and proceeded to inspire a well-deserved revival of this region’s historic wine industry

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Snooth User: waldofrumpki
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03/02/2008

Three and a half glasses



PINOT GRIGIO 2006 VINEYARD & VARIETAL INFORMATION Pinot Grigio is the Italian term for Pinot Gris, the gray grape of France. A mutation of Pinot Noir, for generations it grew in the vineyards of Burgundy among its red relation and field blended to add softness and acidity to red wines. Today, Pinot Gris (Grigio) is considered one of the five noble varieties in the Alsace region of France. In the last decade Pinot Grigio has received massive popularity internationally. The varietal can turn out white wine of substantial structure, character, and color and is taking the place of Chardonnay and other dry whites on wine lists across the nation. Our Montevina 2006 Pinot Grigio was sourced from vineyards throughout the Delta region and Santa Barbara, which both benefit from cooling maritime breezes. WINEMAKING Pinot Grigio's gray color creates unique winemaking challenges. The fruit is gently destemmed, then sent straight away to the press. Unlike other grapes, which are gently pressed, the Pinot Grigio is simply rotated, then held in place. Even the lightest press would add too much color from the skins to the juice. The weight of the fruit crushes the fruit below, releasing the delicate, ester-filled juice. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel at very low temperatures. The finished wine is held cold until bottling and malolactic fermentation in prevented to preserve fresh acidity TASTING NOTES Montevina 2006 Pinot Grigio is virtual sunshine in a glass. Vibrantly hued, it catches the light and warms a room. Breezes of ripe pears swirl with hints of peach and lotus blossom to form a heady perfume. Each sip delivers cool ripe pear slices coupled with lively acidity each more refreshing than the last. All you need to add is the deck chair! HARVEST DETAILS Date: September 2006 Brix: 23.5 T.A.: .71gm/100ml pH: 3.29 WINE INFORMATION Alcohol: 13.45% T.A.: .59g/100ml pH: 3.28 Cases: 85,000 Release Date: April 2007

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