La Famiglia Pinot Grigio 2001

Pinot Gris/Grigio from California

Item No. 53112
  • white wine
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE87

Winemaker's Notes

Our Pinot Grigio has bright fruit character of grapefruit, pear, melon, citrus zest and blood orange. Honeysuckle, spice and delicate herbal nuances weave through the enticing aromas. The dry, silky flavors make it a food-friendly wine, equally compatible with an elegant seafood entrée or a summer picnic.

We make our Pinot Grigio in a style that honors Californian's soils and climate yet pays tribute to the Mondavi family's Italian heritage. For this vintage, we selected the grapes from Monterey County, where cool coastal winds temper the sun and sandy soils provide optimum growing conditions for the Pinot Grigio vines.

Discovered by monks in Burgundy during the 14th century, Pinot Grigio is a lightly-pigmented cousin of the Pinot Noir grape. Pinot Grigio develops a myriad of flavors in the vineyard, as a result of soils and mesoclimates, which has made it a favorite variety in Italy and France for centuries. This is a refreshing wine to sip alone or enjoy with a variety of foods, such as seared Ahi tuna, ceviche or vegetarian spring rolls.

Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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