Terra d'Oro Pinot Grigio 2016
The 2016 Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio entices with aromas of fresh cut pear and citrus blossom. This refined style of Pinot Grigio delivers juicy ripe pear and hints of citrus on the palate, balanced by a rich, smooth finish.
This wine hails from Clarksburg, an appellation spanning three counties in the Sacramento Valley. The vineyard borders the Sacramento Delta, which ushers in cooling breezes from San Francisco Bay, creating just the right amount of maritime influence to deliver Pinot Grigio grapes with great depth of flavor and structure.
Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit was handled with the utmost care and gently pressed to minimize the extraction of unwanted astringency and color from the skin and seeds. The clean juice, bursting with Pinot Grigio essence, was immediately fermented in stainless steel tanks at very low temperatures for more than 30 days to develop the variety’s bright, clean fruit character.
The grapes for this Pinot Grigio were gently harvested by hand in the cool, early morning hours to preserve their bright flavor and acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
This substantial—yet bright and refreshing—wine pairs beautifully with oysters Rockefeller or a citrus seafood ceviche.