Every step in crafting our Pinot Noir is done with careful consideration. The grapes are harvested at night to fully capture their elegant fruit flavors and hand sorted to insure only the finest fruit goes into the fermenter. We use a gentle method of whole berry and whole cluster fermentation to maximize fruit aromatics and complexity. The wine is fermented in open top fermenters and punched down by hand. After gentle pressing, the wine is aged in only the best French oak barrels.
Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. Today the vineyard is planted to Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc on the warmer bench lands, and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the cooler land close to the Russian River.
Serve at room temperature with poultry or lighter meats, duck and mushrooms, lamb, venison, cream based pasta dishes in red sauce or medium-firm cheeses.
PRODUCER: Foppiano Vineyards
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Russian River Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
pH: 3.69 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.90 g/l