2014 Buoni Anni Bianco
2014 Buoni Anni, Bianco, Santa Ynez Valley
Buoni Anni Bianco is sourced from grapes grown at three top vineyards in Santa Barbara County. The blend is 35% Cent’Anni Estate Pinot Grigio, 32% Honea Vineyard Tocai Fruiliano, and 33% Sierra Madre Vineyards Pinot Bianco. The Cent’ Anni Estate Pinot Grigio is pressed lightly and stainless steel fermented, the Honea Vineyard Tocai Fruiliano is stainless steel fermented and aged eight months in neutral French oak barrels, and the Sierra Madre Vineyards Pinot Bianco is barrel fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for eight months. The wine is a combination tight and rich – a wine made specifically for the table. The Pinot Grigio brings a lean tight, bold, intensity and grape flavors with lovely textured fruit. There are notes of melon and herbs; full and fleshy with lovely depth. The Pinot Bianco is fresh, focused and citrusy with lovely oak notes added to the intense, concentrated fruit. The Tocai Fruiliano is very pure with lemon, herbs and a richer texture. The resulting blend is intensely colored – green, gold, and grassy hues. The wine is rich, toasty, tight and powerful. It’s a bold wine with great focus and silkiness and marries perfectly with appropriate cuisine. Buoni Anni Bianco is the companion white wine to Buoni Anni Sangiovese and Cent’ Anni Estate Sangiovese.
Alcohol: 11.8%. pH: 3.29, & TA: 6.9 g/L.