The 2017 Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio entices with aromas of fresh, ripe stone fruit, green apple, ripe pear, floral, minerality and honeydew melon. This refined style of Pinot Grigio delivers generous amounts of juicy stone fruit and minerality on the palate, balanced by a midpalate of cantaloupe and honeydew leading to a long, elegant 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 the San Francisco Bay, creating just the right amount of maritime influence to deliver Pinot Grigio grapes with great depth of flavor and structure.
The grapes for this Pinot Grigio were gently harvested by hand in the cool, early morning hours to preserve their bright flavor and acidity. 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.
Food Pairing Notes
This substantial—yet bright and refreshing—wine pairs beautifully with oysters Rockefeller or a citrus seafood ceviche.