2020 Unti Cuvee Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, California (750ml)
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A delicious blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Picpoul - sort of a vinous loop through the Southern Rhone and Provence by way of Sardinia!
From Mick Unti: "In 2004, we planted an experimental block of Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, and Vermentino. All three of these varieties are native to the Mediterranean areas of Europe, and as such, tend to retain natural acidity and mineral character in warmer climates. Vermentino is the white of both Sardinia and Liguria in Italy. Grenache Blanc is one of the key components to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc and the white wine from Spain’s Priorat and Terra Alta. Picpoul is often called ‘Muscadet of the Languedoc’ because of its high acidity. We now have almost three acres planted to these three varieties. Our 2020 CB is the blend we set out to make when we first planted all three of these whites. Vermentino provides fruit and aromas, Grenache Blanc mineral flavors and texture, and Picpoul adds a softer citrus component. It is our most complex white. It signals a new style of California white wine, rendering sweet, barrel-fermented Chardonnays passé."