Donkey & Goat, Pinot Gris Ramato Filigreen Farm Anderson Valley 2019Regular price $36.00 Save $-36.00
Variety: Pinot Gris
In short, Jared and Tracey Brandt of Donkey and Goat Winery are pioneers of the natural winemaking movement in California. After spending time in France back in 2002 with noteworthy winemaker Eric Texier, they returned home to Cali, inspired and ready to apply their inspirations in winemaking and marketing. Using a completely natural process in the cellar and vineyards; the couple does not fine or filter the wines, and just a small amount of sulfur is used at bottling. Their winemaking headquarters are located in Berkeley where they can implement their hands-on approach; they source grapes from Sierra Nevada, Mendocino, and Napa.
Pinot Gris, or Pinot Grigio, has many shades. In the northern areas of Italy, like Friuli, “Ramato” was a method of using skin contact to impart texture, color, and richness to the Pinot Grigio. This grape variety is unique in that it is “grey” in color on the vine, but can produce a strikingly orange-hued juice. This bottle comes from purely free-run juice to make for a softer wine. It’s like biting into a tart apricot with the funk you’d expect from an orange wine while delivering the quirkiness of Donkey and Goat. Fun fact: ramato is Italian for a red-haired person.