Montevina's White Zinfandel boasts cheery carnation hue. Aromas of kiwi, watermelon, and strawberry prance out of the glass and couple upwith juicy grape flavors to jitterbug on your tongue. A brisk acidity addsa touch of sass to the act. A touch of sweetness makes this a delightfully quaffable rose. Whether dining on spicy Asian inspired dishes, sitting poolside, or out for a night on the town, Montevina 2007 White Zinfandel is the perfect pink to drink.
Wine Maker Notes
Zinfandel grapes facing a rosy future, get different parenting in the cellar. The white zinfandel fruit is the first to come into the winery and is fermented and put to bed in stainless steel tanks before the red wine grapes are ready to pick. The less mature fruit is lighter in color, higher in acidity, and lower in sugar...perfect for pink. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently roller-crushed and pressed to minimize color and tannin extraction. The juice was fermented at a cool 55 degrees for two weeks to retain fermentation aromas. Fermented to dryness, the wine was amended with a sweet vinmute (a small amount of unfermented grape juice) to balance its low pH and brisk aciditywith a small degree of residual sugar. The wine is kept cold in stainless steel tanks and filtered just before bottling to preserve freshness.
Total Acidity: 0.65 g/l 10.55% abv pH:3.12 Residual Sugar:2.55 g/l