Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other White
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Handed picked, estate fruit sourced from plots ideally suited to growing ripe grapes, and picked accordingly to ensure there is enough acid to produce a balanced wine.
Varietal Composition: 65% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% Viognier
Elaboration: Traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Peirano keeps each varietal separate through the entire fermentation and aging process, so each grape can fully express its true character.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of honeysuckle, yellow apples and mandarin oranges that are complemented by hints of spice. Exotic flavors of lush yellow apples, nectarines and tangerines leads to a long, totally seductive finish that is rich, mouth filling and soft.
The man in the awesome red shorts is Lance Randolph, and he is on a mission. His mission is to make the best wine to ever come out of the Lodi Appellation. Lance’s great grandfather, Giacomo Peirano, arrived in San Francisco in 1879 from his home in Genoa, Italy. By 1881, he started farming in Lodi, and year by year he steadily gained a place for himself pioneering vineyard and orchard development. Planted in the early 1880’s, Peirano Estate was one of the first vineyards in Lodi. Located in the very heart of the Lodi Appellation (granted in 1986), Peirano Estate Vineyards grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier, Barbera, Petite Sirah, and has perhaps the largest single block of old, head-trained, natural rooted Zinfandel left in the state of California.
Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant quality water. These factors combine to make Lodi a major producer of quality wine grapes. Beginning with the hard work and inspiration of Giacomo Peirano, five generations have grown and harvested grapes from these vineyards for over 100 consecutive years.