Portalupi 2019 Arneis, Graziano Vineyard, Mendocino County
Vintage: 2019 Varietal: Arneis Appellation: Mendocino County Vineyard: Graziano Vineyard, Potter Valley region Harvest: September 29th , 2019, 6.2 tons, 23.1 brix Production: 5 months in stainless steel tank, unfined. Alc: 13.5% Tasting notes: Enjoy aromas of peaches, apricot and nutmeg. Flavors of vanilla, dried stone fruits and spring rain’s shale. Pairings: Brilliantly balanced and wanting for scallops, lobster ravioli and fettucine Alfredo.
The Graziano family celebrated 100 years and is one of the oldest grape growing families in Mendocino County. The subsoil of Potter Valley is made of Franciscan bedrock. This layer is covered by alluvial silts and clays with more gravel and sandstone. The Arneis is a tricky grape to grow (Arneis means “a difficult and demanding person in Piemontese), Originally from the rolling hills of Roero in Piemonte, Arneis is known as the “White Barolo”.
Critical Acclaim - 2018: Double Gold SF Chronicle 91 Points, Anthony Diaz Blue