2012 Tutu

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio

2012 Tutu Pinot Grigio - PAVI Napa Valley
$14.00 each
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TuTu elicits the best of old and new world
winemaking and the exceptional terroir of California.  We like to say TuTu is a
serious wine that does not take itself too seriously.

100% Pinot Grigio grapes are whole
cluster pressed and held on their skins for several hours to extract aromatic
and flavor intensity.  After pressing,
the juice undergoes a long, slow, cold stainless steel fermentation sur lies
for three months.  No malolactic
fermentation is employed in order to preserve the fresh crisp flavors and pure
aromatics.  Grapes are harvested at
various brix (sugar) levels to maintain acidity and maximize flavor and

Light medium straw
color, this wine awakens the senses with aromas of honeydew melon, ripe yellow
peach and a hint of gardenia.  The palate
displays lively ripe peaches, golden delicious apples with an accent of honeysuckle
complimenting the slight minerality in the soft yet bright finish. 

Tutu is simply
delicious and pairs well with light pastas and fresh seafood.

Based on winemaker Rob Lawson’s experience working
with Italian varietals in both California and Italy, he has
crafted a wine based on the classic Italian Pinot Grigio varietal character of
crisp bright acidity and stone fruit minerality.  These elements provide a solid frame for the
lush fruit-driven flavors of pure California

Technical Information
  • Blend 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Winemaker Rob Lawson
  • Appellation California
  • Oak No Oak used
  • Aging/Cooperage No Oak
  • Stainless 3 months cold stainless steel fermentation sur lies for 3 months.
  • Residual Sugar Dry
  • Release Date June 2013
  • Alcohol 13.1%
  • Production 1000 cases

4 Stars – Ron Weigand
Excellent value Pinot Grigio. It is round, fruity, and full bodied; a wine with citrus and roasted nut aromas/flavors, and a crisp finish.