2017 Pinot Grigio
August 5 - 8, 2017
21.5 Brix at Harvest
First Bottling January 30, 2017
The majority of fruit for the 2017 Pinot Grigio came from our own, sustainably farmed, River Junction Vineyard located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers. In 2013, our River Junction vineyard in the River Junction AVA was Certified Sustainable under the Lodi Rules program.
Light straw in color the 2017 Pinot Grigio from McManis Family Vineyards is a nose full of citrus scents. Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit are all present. While the wine is crisp, there is a noticeable weight to it. The flavors anticipated by the olfactory senses are abundantly delivered. The finish has a hint of mineral character.
Our Pinot Grigio is picked fairly early in the ripening process in order to encourage citrus flavors and acid balance. The grapes are picked at night so they come to the winery cold. The grapes for our 2017 Pinot Grigio were picked between August 5 - 8 with an average Brix of 21.5 Deg. After a gentle crush, the resulting must was immediately pressed and chilled. After crushing, the resulting must is pressed immediately and the wine is cold fermented in stainless steel until dry.