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2023 Pinot Blanc New!
  Anderson Valley, Mendocino
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Pinot Blanc is a mutation of Pinot Gris, itself a variation of Pinot Noir—a family tree with a penchant for genetic surprises. Like their Noir cousin, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc boast small berries, although their clusters are larger and bear more grapes. Where are standout Pinot Blanc wines grown? Look no further than Alsace, France and Alto Adige, Italy—the historic pros in crafting these wines. At Navarro, we've pragmatically divided our Pinot Blanc plantings into two blocks. One features clone ENTAV 54, a French Alsatian choice, while the other opts for FPS 6, originally from northern Italy.

[above]The rows were laid out with line posts and rebar planting stakes.


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Planting Pinot Blanc in 2016. [below] Because Navarro's Pinot Blanc rows are lengthy, an aisleway was constructed to divide the long rows into two shorter ones to make hand operations easier.

In 2023, we added a third block with clone ENTAV 54, but spiced things up with a different rootstock for a more complex offering. The winemaking process involves destemming, pressing and cool-fermenting the two blocks separately in stainless steel casks. Then, the wine spends four months aging in neutral French oak barrels. The result? A crisp wine with a mineral touch. Clone ENTAV 54—62% of this bottling—brings a bright lemony quality, while clone FPS 6 adds tropical notes. The high natural acidity makes it a perfect companion for seafood or cheese. We're pleased that Navarro is expanding the geographic footprint of this distinctive branch of Pinot. Platinum Medal-winner. Best of Show. 96 points.

[above] A year later, the vines are peeking out of the grow tubes.

Harvested: Sept. 23, 2023 Sugars at harvest: 22.2° Brix
Bottled: Feb. 27, 2024 Cases produced: 957
Alcohol: 13.3 % Titratable acidity: 7.4 g/L
pH: 3.18

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