Delicato Family Vineyards Adds Rosé to Noble Vines Collection of Wines
Introducing 2 new Varietals:
NAPA, Calif., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicato Family Vineyards has added a Rosé to its Noble Vines Collection. The 2016 Noble Vines Vine Select 515 Rosé releases nationally this month.
Noble Vines Vine Select 515 Rosé is named to celebrate the 'enchanted moment' around 5:15 pm; when Noble Vines winegrower Charlie Hossom and his team customarily pause to enjoy a taste of the bright, lively Rosé. Made in a traditional dry style with relatively low alcohol, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is an ideal wine for an aperitif, pairing with light summer menus or all by itself.
As with all of its offerings, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is based on specifically chosen, well-established vine selections. Crafted with grapes grown in the windy valleys along the California Coast, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is a traditional composition of Grenache layered with Syrah and other aromatic varietals. The fruit is farmed from vineyards specifically suited to Rosé, harvested early and cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness, and its lively, complex flavors.
The striking Noble Vines Rosé stands out in the growing Rosé set with a clear, flared-bottom bottle to highlight the wine's light salmon-pink color, and a die-cut label featuring ornate silver foil reflecting the high quality and a celebratory flair.
512 Pinot Grigio
Appellation San Bernabe AVA, Monterey
Total Acid 0.53 g/100ml
Final pH 3.48
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
A natural offshoot of the Pinot Noir grape, Pinot Grigio 152 originated in Alsace, France. Its noble roots date
back to the Middle Ages when Burgundian monks brought Pinot Gris, as it was called, to Hungary. Three
centuries later the vine came back over the Alps when Army General Lazare de Schwendi picked up vine
cuttings in Tokaij before returning home to Alsace after a victorious battle. The Alsace region has similar
growing conditions to the cool vineyards and rich volcanic soils of our San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey,
California, where clone 152 thrives. Pinot Grigio clone 152 is distinguished by vibrant floral aromas,
pronounced weight and a long finish. Fresh, lively flavors of citrus and ripe stone fruit, balanced by a hint of
minerality are typical to this
selection of Pinot Grigio.
Noble Vines 152 Pinot Grigio was harvested in the cool, early morning hours and delivered immediately to our
winery. Very quickly the grapes were pressed and the juice was cold settled before racking for extra flavor and
texture. After being transferred to chilled stainless steel fermenters, the clean juice was brought to room
temperature and inoculated with selected yeasts to enhance the rich fruit characteristics. Noble Vines 152
Pinot Grigio was fermented and aged in stainless steel to retain the grapes' natural acidity and delicate
aromas and flavors.
The 2015 vintage of Noble Vines 152 Pinot Grigio showcases vibrant aromas of white peach, green apple and
tangerine zest. Medium-bodied with a round mid-palate and crisp acidity, this refreshing Pinot Grigio offers
distinguished flavors of juicy nectarine, lemon curd and a hint of minerality on the palate, before extending
into a lively, lingering finish.
For centuries, vintners have cultivated cuttings from individual vines that produce exceptional grapes.
A select few have stood the test of time, and have been granted numbers to distinguish them.
The Friuli Colli Orientali regions famous "ponca" soil is rich with calcium and limestone, which moderates temperatures and extends growing seasons. As a result the Terlato Pinot Grigio is full-bodied with expressive fruit and mineral character, perfect for food pairing.
For decades, the Terlato's have been known for their relentless pursuit of quality, introducing Pinot Grigio to the United States and establishing the varietal as a key category. Several years ago, they decided to elevate and reinvigorate the category by producing their own distinctive, high-quality Pinot Grigio in Italy.
After several years of blind tastings, the Terlato's chose highly regarded viticulturalists, Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch, to develop a Pinot Grigio from Friuil, the powerhouse appellation of Italian white wines. Estate-bottled for consistency, the fruit is secured from an important viticultural area where the grapes are grown on low-yield hillside vines and are hand-harvested. The result is a wine that is rich, aromatic, super clean, and full bodied with a good fruity core, lovely floral aromas, and delicate peach, almond, and green apple flavors. This carefully chosen, meticulously crafted Pinot Grigio is a pinnacle of excellence within the category, and redefines the varietal as a full, flavorful, aromatic wine for luxury consumers.
Light gold in color this wine has a complex and layered aroma with white peach, pear and spring flowers. Ripe peach, apricot, and pear with a mouthfilling texture and crisp mineral finish.
Simonit & Sirch, the Italian partners on this new Terlato Friuli Pinot Grigio,
are catching the attention of press across Europe for their work in some of the world's most iconic
vineyards. Great wines start in the vineyard, and we couldn't be more honored to be
working with two of the world's most renowned viticulturalists.
Bright aromas of white peach, pear and spring flowers. Complex and layered, this wine is loaded with ripe peach, apricot, and pear, a mouthfilling texture and a crisp mineral finish.
The Terlato philosophy of pairing the finest grape varieties with the highest quality regions finds new expression in this new luxury Pinot Grigio from the hills of Friuli Colli Orientali in Northeastern Italy. Terlato Vineyards Pinot Grigio is 100% Estate grown from small blocks, each with different soil compositions and expositions, with low yields then handcrafted into a style that will revolutionize expectations for the varietal. This Pinot Grigio showcases the best Friuli character: exceptional aromatics, complex flavors and balanced acidity, ideal for food pairing.
Italy is the home to many grape varietals including Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Corvina, Garganega, and Trebbiano. Italian wines are distinctive in that their reds carry a salivating sweet-sour or even bitter taste. Their whites are bone-dry and neutral.
Being the most diverse wine producing country, Italy has thousands of wine varieties and over 300 DOGs. We will focus on the three key regions: Piedmont in the northwest, Veneto in the northeast, and central Tuscany. We will also take a quick look at Southern Italy. Just like Southern France, it is a region with potential.
Italian Wine Regions:
1.Piedmont – Nebbiolo
2.Tre Venezie (Veneto) – Many including Garganega, Trebbiano & Corvina
3.Tuscany – Sangiovese
4.Southern – Many regional grapes
Italy's quality designation system is similar to France's. It classifies wine into 4 levels of quality:
1.Vino da Tavola: Literally means "table wine". This is the lowest quality category. Minimal (or no) regulation is imposed on this category. For example, vintage date is not required. Also, there can be no association to region.
2.Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT): Like the French's Vin de Pays — takes the characters of a specific region. This category was created to include quality wine produced in a DOC region but does not comply with its criteria. For example, SuperTuscans (Sangiovese blended with Cabernet Sauvignon) would fall under this category.
3.Denominazione D'Origine Controllata (DOC): Wine subjects to rigid regional regulations on grape variety, yields per hectare, aging requirement, and vinification methods.
4.Denominazione D'Origine Controllata E Garantita (DOCG): A category for the most prestigious subregions in the DOC. Distinctive style, appellation reputation, and commercial success are the additional criteria.
Italian classification system has gone through rounds of improvement. Compared to France where one-third of the wine produced falls into the AOC category, only 14% of Italian wine is qualified DOC/DOCG. There are 300 DOCs and ~32 DOCGs. The majority (over 75%) of Italian wine falls in the vino
da tavola category.
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What I really like about this Prosecco is the slight mineral quality on the nose. You'll also find citrus and melon aromas. On the palate it's only lightly sparkling — "frizzante." Crisp apple and light citrus flavors with near perfect acidity make this a pleasant sipper. And at only 10.5% abv, it's one you can sip a little more of before you've had too much. This wine goes well with rich salty foods, like olives, or could be served with fresh fruit.
Sutter Home Moscato Sangria is light-bodied, sweet and bursting with flavors
of ripe peach, nectarine and a
hint red berries.
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