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Buona Notte 'Rosalba' Pinot Grigio, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Buona Notte 'Rosalba' Pinot Grigio, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

2022 Buona Notte 'Rosalba' Pinot Grigio

The Enchanted Evening Whisper

Nestled within the diverse landscapes of Columbia Gorge, Oregon, the 2022 Buona Notte 'Rosalba' Pinot Grigio emerges as a testament to the fusion of organic and biodynamic vineyard practices with the intimate family story of the Markels. This wine captures the essence of its terroir, characterized by 25-year-old vines rooted in loamy soil, and reveals the meticulous low-intervention approach to winemaking championed by Graham Markel.

Product Details:

  • Region: Columbia Gorge, Oregon
  • Varietal: Pinot Grigio
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Sulphites: 20 mg/L
  • Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel Type: Wood - Old Oak
  • Skin Contact: 6 Days
  • Suitable for: Vegans & Vegetarians

Crafted through spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak barrels using indigenous yeasts, the 'Rosalba' undergoes a 6-day skin contact period that imbues it with a unique texture and depth. The aging process, lasting 6 months in neutral oak, further enhances its character, delivering an unfined and unfiltered wine, ensuring its purest expression.

The sensory journey of this skin-contact Pinot Grigio is marked by its crisp and dry profile, adorned with summery berry fruit aromas and a well-structured acidity. Its palate is a harmonious blend of watermelon, grapefruit, strawberry, and peach blossom, with generous notes of herbs, grapefruit, and black tea, culminating in a delicate mineral finish.

The story of Buona Notte is deeply rooted in the culinary and winemaking passions of the Markel family, notably Graham, whose experiences from Tuscan culinary schools to the vineyards of Oregon have shaped his approach to winemaking. This wine reflects his commitment to adding beauty to every step of the winemaking process, inspired by the landscapes that blend the American West with Tuscany's charm.

A Celebratory Sip:

The 2022 Buona Notte 'Rosalba' Pinot Grigio is a versatile companion to various culinary delights. Its vibrant acidity and fruit-forward profile make it an excellent match for light pasta dishes, seafood, or a summer salad. Let this wine be the centerpiece of your next gathering, offering a sip of the Columbia Gorge's enchanting evenings. Embrace the opportunity to add this exceptional bottle to your collection, capturing the essence of time and place that Buona Notte strives to embody in every glass.

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