Channing Daughters, Ramato Pinot Grigio 2013, Long Island, New York
Tasting Note: A skin-fermented pinot grigio that pairs well with food and offers the white-wine drinker something new – i.e., a white wine made in a red wine style.
Amber-to-orange in color, this wine has a floral nose of lychee, orange peel, peach, apricot, quince and dried fruit.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot grigio displays low acidity and medium-minus tannin.
Bottle Note: 100% Pinot Grigio. 408 Cases. Ramato refers to the old Friulian style of fermenting pinot grigio on its skins thus creating a coppery-colored wine. All the fruit for our Romato was hand-picked, handled minimally, fermented on its skins and raised in older French and Slovenian oak for ten months. This dry, exotic, and aromatic wine falls somewhere between a white and a red but does not fit neatly into the pink category. It’s a delicious and unusual wine that yearns to be seen, smelled and tasted. Explore.
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: May 31, 2016