2020 Left Foot Charley Pinot Grigio Old Mission Peninsula
Winemaker Notes: Pinot Grigio is the Italian expression of the Pinot Gris grape. In this style of wine we are looking for primary fruit characteristics to balance a firm and present acidity. Within the Gris skins sits a host of aromatic compounds. This wine is a classic warm weather sipper that really shows off in the glass. It is bright and lively. Note the very pale tone of color in the wine. That coems from the stable color-compounds in the skins that lingered in the juice.
Back in 2019 we discovered a pressing and fermenting technique that highlights the crispy, fruity side of Grigio. We hold the crushed grapes for 10-12 hours with their skins to coax out the aromatic virtues of this shy grape. The fermentation is cool and steady, which helps retain the natural flavors born in the vineyard. A brief aging in stainless steel and quick bottling lock in these attributes.
|Country||USA - Michigan|
|Region||Old Mission Peninsula|
|Winery||Left Foot Charley|
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Grigio|