Popularized in Northern Italy where seafood is abundant, Pinot Grigio is a varietal
that requires a temperate climate and delicate handling. Our Pinot Grigio is grown
in Californias cool climate appellations, where the grape performs its best.
Picked in the early morning hours, fermented at cold temperatures and finished in
stainless steel, Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio is bright and crisp
with an accent of minerals.
The 2008 vintage was tricky across Californiasevere spring frost damaged the
vineyards and a heat wave in late August prompted harvest to begin a few weeks
early. On the upside of this, the frost that occurred early in the year diminished the
overall fruit yield. Having less fruit on the vines meant that the grapes that remained
had more flavor concentration because the vines didnt need to nourish as much
fruit. So, in spite of uncooperative weather, our Pinot Grigio delivers good body and
balance and beautifully aromatic fruit flavors that pair perfectly with spring rolls,
oysters, and barbecued shrimp.
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.