"No one makes a better Pinot Gris in this country." (Robert Parker)
That's a pretty bold statement to make of FEL, formerly Breggo Cellars. But, the wine can back it up and here is why:
Thin soil, steep valleys and a cold climate is where the domesticated meets the wilderness in the heart of the Anderson Valley. At FEL, the terrain is too extreme for most agriculture to survive, yet both sheep and grape vines find a way.
This micro-climate is what gives FEL's Pinot Gris its unique qualities. This is dry, wonderfully fruit driven wine. Mandarin, pineapple, and papaya aromas abound while hints of wet rock and hazelnut oil add complexity. The palate is rich, unctuous, and intense with flavors of grapefruit and baked apricots. Great acidity on the finish rounds out this Anderson Valley beauty.
Chicken on the grill this weekend? Maybe grilled swordfish? FEL Pinot Gris should be in your arsenal of "go to" whites throughout the summer months. To that end, FEL is also a perfect match for slightly aged and semi-firm cheeses. And by the way - though a bit early - this white also pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving cuisine so save a few bottles. Enjoy!
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