Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Pinot Grigio (2016)
Intense citrus, lime, and stone fruit aromas lead the way into our refreshing 2016 Pinot Grigio. Full, round citrus fruit flavors and a crisp finish. A food- friendly wine, originating from the northern coast of Italy, Pinot Grigio has long been known for its ability to pair well with seafood and other light dishes. The well-rounded flavors of our Pinot Grigio make for a beautiful pairing with Thai food, poultry, and a variety of cheeses. Enjoy our Pinot Grigio slightly chilled. VINTAGE The 2016 vintage started and finished with ample water in the ground and in the reservoirs. An earlier-than-normal bud break with no frost events rolled into warm, sunny spring days. Summer offered classic ripening with cool night and morning temperatures and moderate days. August heated up, bringing the fruit to optimum ripeness for harvest. GROWING REGION The majority of the grapes for our Pinot Grigio are harvested from the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) surrounding our winery. The warm days paired with the cool nights lent these grapes their bright, acidic, and flavorful notes, along with the assistance from the areaâ€™s distinctive soil composition. To balance out the wine, we also harvested from neighboring north valley vineyards that also receive cooling winds from the river delta. WINEMAKING The grapes were gently pressed after harvest, preserving the purity of the juice, and then cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks with an aroma- enhancing yeast strain. To retain the wineâ€™s fresh, crisp character, it did not undergo oak aging. Small amounts of French Colombard and Verdelho were blended in to further enhance the wineâ€™s fragrant aromas.
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