2015 Uvaggio Zelo Bianco
63% Pinot grigio - Napa, Carneros
22% Traminer - Napa, Carneros
15% Moscato giallo - Lodi, Alta Mesa
Inspired by the contemporary blends from Italy’s Northeast, we returned to our Napa roots to craft our domestic interpretation, the result of which is this unique Pinot grigio based blend.
The mature fruit was harvested in mid-to-late Sept, resulting in a very flavorful and expressive wine, due primarily to its extended hang-time.
All the lots were cool fermented and without malo-lactic conversion. Post fermentation there was one racking, followed by a light fining, then racked again and filtered prior to bottling.
Bottled in April 2016; 13.2% alcohol, pH 3.46 & TA 5.4 g/l
Intense floral aromatics of spring blossoms and freesia, plus hints of ginger and lychee; it has bold fruit flavors of meyer lemon and bosc pear, with a lingering clean finish.