Grgich Hills Violetta Late Harvest 2013 375ml
SKU: 24497

Grgich Hills Violetta Late Harvest 2013

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Category Dessert Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Grgich Hills
Alcohol/vol 13.3%
Our classically-produced late harvest wine is the result of Botrytis cinerea, a beneficial mold that evaporates moisture while concentrating the flavor in the berry but yielding very little juice when we press the grapes. We fermented the thick, rich juice and then aged the wine in French oak to develop its subtle flavors and textures. Rich aromas of ripe pear, Mandarin orange and honeysuckle lead to a lingering, harmonious finish. Violetta is spectacular when paired with desserts that echo these flavors, such as fruit tarts, crème brûlée and rich cheeses, or serve it all by itself to end a special meal.
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This is a beautiful botrytised wine, made from a field blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Light on its feet and reined-in in terms of sweetness, it's golden hay-colored and has a touch of reduction, allowing the Riesling nose to dominate. Decadent yet restrained, it's also lengthy and complex, with highlights of orange and pear.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2016

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