2015 Pinot Noir Blanc Anderson Valley
There are only a handful of winemakers in the world that make Pinot Noir Blanc. The majority (95%) of red grapes actually have white juice. A very light pressing will result in a white wine made from red grapes. This method of winemaking is really fun for the winemaker, Stéphane Vivier in our case, and the result is the aroma and perfume of Pinot Noir without the tannins and texture. It’s fresh and focused, and fruitier than other whites, such as Chardonnay. This wine offers a rare view of our Pinot Noir vineyard.
“Intense perfume of lime, grapefruit and spice intermixed with fragrant forest berry fruit, apple, and spicy cherry. This wine opens on a soft textured palate with ample concentration, and is broad and spicy. There is a very fine and delicate thread of acidity making this wine elegant.” – Stéphane Vivier