Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
 

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Montepulciano

Italian varietals bring so much to the table and we feature them in our wines—both as single varietals and in our proprietary blends. In this installation of an ongoing series, join us as we delve into the nuances behind a selection of Italian grapes (“uva” in Italiano), grown at our property in the Temecula Valley AVA. Our 2017 Estate Montepulciano showcases true depth and balance. Aged in new oak barrels to capture the intensity of the varietal, this wine will continue to develop as time passes. Mediumbodied with a long, smooth finish, it’s become a favorite for those who enjoy Merlot and Bordeaux Blends. Traditionally grown in Italy, Montepulciano thrives right here in the Temecula Valley. The terroir (taste of a place) highlights the potential of this grape, offering up lush, fruit-driven wines. Read on to learn a bit about the Montepulciano grape. . . andiamo!  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
 

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Vermentino

Spring is in the air, so let’s take a look at our 2017 Estate Vermentino. A light-skinned grape found primarily in Liguria and Sardinia, Italy, Vermentino (vur-men-teeno) yields wines that are light, refreshing, and aromatic.  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
 

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Dolcetto

This time around let’s take a look at our 2014 Estate Dolcetto. In Italian, Dolcetto means little sweet one, but don’t let the name fool you—this wine is not sweet.  Continue »

Anna Maria Giambanco DiPietro
 

Learn Italian (Varietals)... Cartuccia

Italian varietals bring so much to the table and we feature them in our wines—both as single varietals and in our proprietary blends. In this ongoing series, join us as we delve into the nuances behind a selection of Italian grapes (“uva” in Italiano), grown right here in the Temecula Valley AVA.  Continue »


 

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