River Junction AVA
The McManis Pinot Grigio is light straw in color and crisp and refreshing on the palate. Driven by notes of lemon, lime, and grapefruit with a touch of minerality, this wine is a go-to palate cleanser.
Harvest and Production Notes:
The fruit for our Pinot Grigio came from our sustainable River Junction Vineyard, located at the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Rivers. Temperatures are 2-5 degrees cooler than surrounding farmlands, creating a unique and special growing region.
Our Pinot Grigio grapes were picked fairly early in the ripening process in order to encourage citrus flavors and acid balance. The grapes were night-harvested in the month of August with an average brix of 21.5.
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.