|Description:||Wine maker notes This grape is a relative of the very mutative PinotNoir and it gets name from the fine white hairs on the underside of the grape leaf which from a distance resembles baking flour, thus "The Miller" (Meunier in French.) The Pinot Meunier grape is native to Burgundy and Champagne where it is used as a valuable blending component of many champagnes, where it adds fruitiness and softness to these wines. In Mendocino County, we are able to produce a very elegant still wine that has deep aromas and flavors. This wine has deep aromas and flavors of cherry pie, raspberry and toasty oak. This well-balanced wine has firm acidity and an elegant mouth feel. It finishes long, smooth and fruity. Excellent when served with soft cheeses, pork or duck in fruit sauces. Other text The cooler Anderson, Redwood and Potter Valleys are ideal for the variable nature of the Pinot family cultivators. We capitalize fully on the blending possibilities afforded by the distinct attributes and various clonal selections of Pinot Noir of each of the approved viticultural areas. We apply traditional Burgundian methods: a long fermentation in the barrel (always using new French oak barrels), stirring the lees and malolactic conversions in our white wines. For our red wines we begin with extended cold maceration and in most years practice the art of "saignee": the bleeding off of 10% of the juice to intensify color and flavors. Our cellar regime follows aging guidelines that give us rounded whites with firm acidity and fragrant red wines that are elegantly balanced. Producer The Graziano Family has a long line of winemakers and grape growers dating back to the early 1900's. Gregory Graziano's grandfather, Vincenzo Graziano, and his wife Angela, immigrated to America and to eventuall find their way to Mendocino County where they started growing grapes and making wine. They first planted vineyards in Mendocino County in 1918. In the late 1920's Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and bootlegging wine to support his family. In the 1940's after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah. Greg's father, Joseph Graziano, later followed in his father's footsteps and worked in the family vineyard operation. Like his family before him Gregory Graziano, Vincenzo's grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition that his grandfather set the foundation for and that his father Joseph later handed down to Gregory. To this day he is still carrying on the family tradition.|
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Available from Wollaston Wine & Spirits
58-60 Beale Street
Quincy, MA 02170
First added to 1000 Corks on October 21, 2019.