2015 Uvaggio Zelo Bianco

$24.00

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. 


Uvaggio Zelo Bianco Press

"This proprietary blend combines 63% Pinot Grigio from Carneros, 22% Traminer from Carneros and a small percentage of Moscato Giallo from Lodi. Together they harmonize in a light, crisp and floral bouquet of apricot, ginger and lemon, never becoming overly fussy and instead focusing entirely on refined refreshment." — Virginie Boone

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"Intensely floral on the nose, this is a blend of 70% Pinot Grigio grown in Carneros, 15% Traminer also grown in Carneros, and 15% Moscato giallo from Lodi, which the producer has previously employed in delightful wines of its own. Lilting and bright, it has substance behind the equal balance of fruit and spice, offering a taste of lemony ginger and pear." — Virginie Boone

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"This intriguing combination of Pinot Grigio (70%) holds smaller traces of Traminer and Moscato Giallo. The nose is powerfully led by the Moscato, so floral and spicy in jasmine and briny seaside that it almost suggests Vermentino. Textured and light, it offers strong flavors of pear and a long, crisp finish." — Virginie Boone

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