Once again. Rudy Marchesiís brilliant and affordable work persuaded us to feature yet another of his wines. Like
the Pinot Noir and Borealis white blend of newsletters past, the Pinot Gris reveals the obvious rewards that hard work
and patience can produce. Demeter-certified Biodynamic in 2008, the Montinore Winery totals 229 acres. This insures
that no synthetic pesticides or fertilizer may be used and ten percent of the land is set aside for biodiversity. All this
produces healthier fruit and both the bouquet and palate resonate as a result. Light pear and golden apple aromas
give way to richer melon flavors and a quite alluring texture. The finish is crisp and dry with a mineral
component. Lighter than the Pinot Gris of Alsace and fruitier and rounder than most Pinot Grigio of
Italy we think this versatile wine is a real crowd pleaser.