' St. Julian Winery - SJ Reserve Pinot Grigio

St. Julian Reserve Pinot Grigio

Dry - White
Delicate aromas of Honeydew melon and Anjou pear lead to a medium-bodied palate with Honeycrisp apple flavors.
$12.99 per Bottle
 
 

Description

Made in the Italian “grigio” style, this wine shows delicate aromas of mango, Bartlett pear and pineapple. These splendid aromas lead to a medium-bodied palate, with juicy Honeycrisp apples and tropical fruit flavors followed by a lush, rich body. Its style, harmony and amazing grace are balanced with its razor-sharp acidity.

Vineyard Notes

Hollywood Farms - Baroda Farm Pinot gris is part of Hollywood Holls Vineyards. Currently growing 8 commercial varietals, Mike and Sandra Nitz have owned their farm since 1975. With over 100 years of grape growing history in the Nitz family, Hollywood Hills is a hands on farm, recently converting all of their grape acreage into wine grape varietals. Passionate about growing grapes in Southwest Michigan, Hollywood Hills Vineyards has taken grape growing to a new level, planting 8 experimental varietals from Spain, Germany and France.

Winemaker Notes

Our Pinot Grigio grapes are sourced from Berrien County where this early-ripening variety thrives and produces fruit with intense aromatics and character. The fruit is harvested and transported to the winery in the cool early morning hours to minimize skin contact and ensure that the pinkish-gray hue of the skins does not translate into the juice as the wine is produced ‘in bianco’-the technique of making a white wine from red-skinned grapes. Our final blend incorporates a small percentage of Traminette which we found to both enhance the aromatics and add dimension to the palate. To best showcase the vibrant fruit this wine saw no oak or malolactic fermentation. This is a bright, clean wine designed to be consumed shortly after release. There is no oak aging to weigh it down. All aging took place in chilled stainless steel tanks before bottling to preserve the fresh fruit character.

Pairings

Pate, Roasted Chicken or Turkey, Sushi
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Appellation Lake Michigan Shore
Acid 7.8 grams per Liter
PH 3.27
Residual Sugar 0.1%
Alcohol % 12
Size 750 ml