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Esperto Pinot Grigio 2010

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
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    Winemaker Notes

    Straw yellow with light coppery overtones. Intense. Floral aromas of orange flower, wild rose and hawthorn. Fruit aromas of apricot, white peach, apple and citrus fruits. we hope you perceive this message in each freshness. Fresh, fruity and citrusy aftertaste.

    Critical Acclaim

    Esperto

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    Esperto, , Italy
    Esperto
    ESPERTO strives to help people understand what wine is all about, not just the joy of drinking a good wine, but also the art of it. The joy of freshness as it fills the mouth and the beauty of having a good time and enjoying life as it is given to us. We see ourselves as artists whose canvas is the land we live on, the paint as the grapes we harvest, the wine as our artwork and finally the glass on your table as the art gallery where we can exhibit our hard work to the public.

    Pinot Grigio has been part of the landscape in the Tre Venezie for over 200 years. Like so many things in Europe, it was history and war that brought Pinot Grigio from France (where it’s known as Pinot Gris) to Italy. As Napoleon marched across Italy on his way to battle with his arch-rival Austro-Hungarian Empire, his armed forces brought with them new ideas, new forms of government, new judicial systems and… new grapes. Pinot Grigio found its own in the Tre Venezie. It soon flourished and took on unique qualities that it never had in France. It is in this landscape that Pinot Grigio has become the lively, fruity and zesty wine that we now enjoy on warm summer evening dinners on the deck or as a refreshing by-the-glass favorite at restaurants the world over.

    Santa Ynez Valley

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    Ranging from cool and foggy in the west to warm and dry in the east, The Santa Ynez Valley is one of California’s most climatically diverse growing areas. The most expansive AVA within the larger Santa Barbara County region, Santa Ynez is also home to a wide variety of soil types and geographical features. To avoid an identity crisis, the appellation is further divided into four distinct sub-AVAs—Sta. Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, Los Olivos District, and Happy Canyon—each with its own defining characteristics.

    As one might expect from such a vast and varied region, a wide selection of grapes is planted here—more than sixty different varieties and counting. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir dominate in the chilly west, while Zinfandel, Rhône blends, and Bordeaux blends rule the arid east. Syrah is successful at both ends of the valley, with a lean and peppery Old-World sensibility closer to the coast and lush berry fruit further inland.

    Tempranillo

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    Notoriously food-friendly with soft tannins, modest alcohol, and bright acidity, Tempranillo is the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. It is important throughout Spain as well as in Portugal, where it is known as Tinta Roriz and is an important component of Port wines and the table wines of the Douro region that Port calls home. California, Washington, and Oregon have all had moderate success with Tempranillo, producing a riper, more fruit-forward style of wine.

    In the Glass

    Tempranillo is often aged in new oak for the integration of spicy, woodsy, and herbal flavors, often with hints of vanilla, coconut, and dill. The grape itself produces medium-weight reds with bright red and black fruit aromas and hints of spice, leather, and tobacco, with no shortage of flavor.

    Perfect Pairings

    Tempranillo’s modest, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity make it extremely food friendly, pairing with a wide variety of Spanish-inspired dishes—especially grilled lamb chops, a rich chorizo and bean stew, or paella.

    Sommelier Secret

    The Spanish take their oak aging requirements very seriously, especially in Rioja. There, a system is in place to indicate on the label how much time the wine has spent in both barrel and bottle before release, which is helpful to the consumer trying to determine the style of an unfamiliar wine. Rioja can range from Joven (fresh, fruity, and unoaked) to Gran Reserva (complex and oxidized from extended barrel aging), with Crianza and Reserva in between.

    SOU14369_2010 Item# 110603

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