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 the ultra rich 152 version of Pinot Grigio thrives.
Pinot Grigio 152 showcases vibrant aromas and flavors of white peach, green apple lemon curd and tangerine zest, balanced by a hint of minerality. Medium-bodied with a round mid-palate and crisp acidity, this refreshing Pinot Grigio has a lively, lingering finish.
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. After being transferred to chilled stainless steel fermenters, the clean juice was gradually warmed up to proper fermentation temperatures 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.
Serve chilled with fresh salads, pasta, seafood or chicken.