Sourced from Lodi, California this Pinot Gris was destemmed and lightly crushed upon arrival and fermented on the skins similar to a red wine. This time spent on the skins is what gives this wine its unique color and its name; "Ramato," which translates to, "Copper" in Italian. Once in barrel, it underwent malolactic fermentation and batonnage (lees stirring) every two weeks. Aged for seven months in neutral oak barrels and only 182 cases produced, this wine is the essence of old world style expressed in a new and exciting way.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Stunning copper color with refreshingly vibrant mouthfeel. The deft palate uplifts with notes of citrusy earl grey tea, papaya, and candied orange. Faint tannins extend the crisp finish.
Appellation: Lodi, CA
Fermentation Vessel: Stainless steel tanks
Aging Vessel: Neutral oak barrel
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Cases produced: 182