Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Delicious now and will gain complexity over the next three years.3 Years
Serve as an aperitif to complement Taleggio cheese, or alongside apple-fennel salad or shellfish with lemon aioli.
Aging: Aged for 6 months sur lie in concrete egg and French oak cooperage
Forests: Emphasis is on tight-grain structure French oak from the center of France
The grapes for the F&G Vineyard Pinot Blanc are grown in the sand-laden cobblestone soils of the cool and windy Arroyo Seco appellation. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality, and exceptional weight. The long, cool growing season in the Arroyo Seco ensures that texture develops alongside the bright acidity. The F&G Pinot Blanc is created to be a unique, classic expression of the vineyard.
Pinot Blanc was one of the eleven original varietal plantings by Jerry Lohr in the Arroyo Seco appellation in 1972. Today, we are pleased to offer a Pinot Blanc from our sustainably farmed joint venture, the F&G Vineyard. The 2019 growing season was characterized by a very cool spring in the Arroyo Seco. Fortunately, summer brought with it daytime highs in the 80s to help fully ripen the grapes. The cool weather enhanced the fresh apple, pear, melon, and Meyer lemon flavors, while the afternoon winds helped slow maturity of the grapes and increase their texture. We harvested this vineyard in two picks - the first to spotlight the bright acidity that is the Alsatian side of this grape, and the second to provide riper, melon flavors and rich texture to extend the finish.