2016 Gemina Wine Wine

there is very little greco grown in california, and mother nature has not been kind to it. this is the second year in a row that greco produced less than two tons per acre. we are working with our growers to consider finding a new home to plant more grapes, but it is difficult to convince them at these yields. unlike ribolla gialla, a grape that when you blend less than 50% of your wine with it, it falls in the shadows; greco, on the other hand, is so intense that even at 21% in the final blend it dominates the palate with a screeching amount of orange blossom, salinity and sea rocks. although, pinot grigio and greco may seem like strange bedfellows, together they are an inspired blend and we try not to love this wine very much because there is very little of it produced.

california white wine
vintage: 2016
grapes: pinot grigio – 79%, greco – 21%
alcohol: 12.5% by volume

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