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Etude Pinot Gris 2013 750ml
Sku: 44864
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Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Carneros
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $22.97

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Wine maker notes
This wine is made from grapes grown in two great vineyards—our Estate vineyard in Sonoma Carneros and Nancy Reinke’s Napa Carneros vineyard. Both vineyards are planted with certified Alsatian clones and are farmed to Etude’s exacting standards, using ecologically sound viticultural practices. Vinification is elegantly simple. After gentle whole cluster pressing, the juice is transferred to small, 75-gallon stainless steel barrels for fermentation, and then allowed to mature undisturbed for five months before a very gentle bottling. The wine never touches a sliver of oak, nor does any portion undergo malolactic fermentation. Our mission is to produce a distinctive, highly enjoyable style of Pinot Gris that is classically aromatic, supple and dry.

Producer
What began twenty five years ago as a philosophical state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a singular passion. Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment. Chopin piano etudes are notoriously difficult but sublimely beautiful… this is an example of the practicing craft transformed to art. Founder and self described winegrower Tony Soter puts it this way: “There’s no better vehicle with which to study or practice the craft of winemaking than Pinot Noir. It is the most challenging, unforgiving and quixotic of all wine grapes, and yet the most delicate and transparent.” “Make no mistake it is a humbling pursuit, but when it’s right, Pinot Noir is a glorious and moving thing. It is in the pursuit of that experience that we all work.” Working together in this oenological quest for perfection are current winemaker Jon Priest and viticulturalist Franci Ashton. They transform the very finest Carneros and Napa Valley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most discriminating wine lovers. In addition to its widely acclaimed Carneros Pinot Noir and legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Etude has also developed a loyal following for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Merlot.