Wente VineyardsSingle Vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2020

Product code: 13934
£23.35 inc VAT
Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Monterey
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Grape
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
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Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Monterey
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Alcohol
Alcohol: 14.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Grape
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

Product Notes

Wente Vineyards Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Pinot Noir is a wine made from the best grapes of the Riva Ranch area located in Monterey, California. The vineyard provides the perfect climate and soil conditions for producing high-quality Pinot Noir, and this wine is a reflection of that. With a deep ruby hue and aromas of dark berries and spices, this wine boasts a rich and complex flavor profile. On the palate, flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry, and subtle vanilla are complemented by well-balanced tannins and a lingering finish. This wine pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats, game, and roasted vegetables. It is a must-try for any lover of Pinot Noir.

Tasting Notes

This wine exhibits beautiful aromas and flavors of black cherry, cranberry, and crisp red apples with notes of black tea, baking spices and coriander. This elegant and balanced Pinot Noir has lively acidity with gripping yet supple tannins and a long, smooth finish.

About the Winery

Wente Vineyards

Known to be California’s longest operational family-owned wine estate, Wente Vineyards came into existence in 1883. Carl H Wente acquired the ownership of 47 hectares in the Livermore Valley in California during this year. By 1936, Herman Wente, the second-generation Wente family member, supported the establishment of the Wine Institute of California.

In the next 3 decades, Wente Vineyards grew bigger, as the third-generation member, Karl, started expanding the estate in the Monterey region for growing the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals. By the beginning of the 1990s, the Wente Family started exporting their wines to other countries. Today, these wines have a presence in 75 countries, at least. Recently, in 2010, the Wente Wine Estate got certified as a sustainable vineyard. 

Some of the sustainable winemaking techniques used in the vineyards of Santa Rita are the following:

  • Recycling used soils with organic fertilizers
  • Conserving water using drip irrigation techniques
  • Using more natural oils
  • Naturally getting rid of pests
  • Better management of fuel
  • Cooperating with the winemaking community in the region
  • Managing  vines that are tolerant to droughts
  • Recycling corks
  • Following sustainable agricultural techniques at all times

Livermore Valley – Located about 20 miles towards the east of the San Francisco Bay area, this vineyard is located on steep slopes. Sandstone cliffs dominate its soils, and it is known for its cool climate. Thanks to these conditions, this place is ideal for growing Chardonnay. Towards the lower side of the valley, the climate is warmer, and is ideal for growing fully-matured Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Arroyo Seco – This vineyard in the region of Monterey Ava, is known for its massive water content and rocky soils. Since this place also enjoys a cool climate all around the year, its conditions are ideal for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Riesling.


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