June 2019 Wine Club White

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Ferrari-Carano’s estate vineyards and winery are located on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg, California.

Sourced from vineyards growing along the Russian River with its cooler climate, this wine honors the spirit of Italy for the Carano family with their Italian heritage.

Individual lots of hand‐harvested grapes are gently whole‐cluster pressed to minimize any color or harsh tannin extraction, then racked to stainless steel tanks for cold fermentation. This wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation, so it retains its bright flavors and crisp acidity. Depth and complexity are enhanced with weekly lees stirring until bottling.

The resulting wine is crisp, clean, and a refreshing white suitable for many occasions and food choices. The 2017 vintage proved to be ideal in rainfall and warm summer temperatures that allowed the grapes to fully ripen.

Full‐bodied and bright at the same time, the wine has delicious aromas and flavors of white peach, pineapple, citrus, kiwi, honey, lychee, orange blossom, Meyer lemon and mango. All of these are well balanced with a good acidity and a lingering finish.

Pinot Grigio is perfect as an apéritif and is ideal to pair with many types of cuisines. Suggested pairings include dishes such as seafood salad, pan-seared scallops, oysters on the half shell, or entrées with lively and spicy flavors as in Asian cuisine.

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