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Quail Series Pinot Grigio

Quail Series Pinot Grigio Wine Details

Description: Pinot Grigio, also known as Pinot Gris, is a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape vinified as a white wine. We gently pick and press the grapes, then cool-ferment the juice in refrigerated stainless steel tanks to preserve its delicate flavors. Our inaugural, 2004 vintage of Pinot Grigio is crisp and clean with a lightly spicy, lemony aroma and pleasingly tangy citrus flavors, with a subtle nutty tone. A perfect aperitif, it’s also a fine accompaniment to lighter meals.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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