2021 Pinot Grigio
Ron & Jamie's favorite afternoon wine!
First Bottling - January 2022
The majority of fruit for the 2021 Pinot Grigio came from our own, sustainably farmed, River Junction Vineyard located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers. A small portion of fruit also came from one of our vineyards in Clarksburg.
Our Pinot Grigio is picked fairly early in the ripening process in order to encourage citrus flavors and acid balance. The grapes are picked at night so they come to the winery cold. The grapes for our 2020 Pinot Grigio were picked in August with an average Brix of 21.6 Deg. After a gentle crush, the resulting must was immediately pressed and chilled. After crushing, the resulting must is pressed immediately and the wine is cold fermented in stainless steel until dry. Our blend is predominantly Pinot Grigio with small doses of Chenin Blanc and Muscat Canelli blended in for further fruit complexity.
While the wine is crisp, there is a noticeable weight to it. The flavors anticipated by the olfactory senses are abundantly delivered. The finish has a hint of mineral character. Light straw in color the 2021 Pinot Grigio from McManis Family Vineyards is a nose full of citrus scents. Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit are all present.