About the Wine:
Our Mirassou California Pinot Grigio is a refreshing, medium-bodied white wine. Aromas of apricot and lemon leaf greet the nose while layers of orchard fruit impart crisp layers of green apple and Bartlett pear to the palate. On the finish, a delicious touch of fruit lingers.
California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Although yields were slightly lower than last vintage, the fruit showed vibrant color and optimal flavor.
We harvested the grapes for our Pinot Grigio at night and pressed them to preserve concentrated color and flavor. The wine was slowly fermented at cool 55° to 60°F temperatures for 2 to 3 weeks. We meticulously selected the yeast strains to bring out citrus and tree fruit characteristics from the fruit. By forgoing oak aging, this wine allows a full expression of the bright Pinot Grigio grape.
- Alcohol Content: 12.8%
- Titratable Acidity: 6.0g/L
- Residual Sugar: 9.5g/L
- pH: 3.15