Valdigué 2018, Viano Winery & Vineyards
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For decades this grape has been known as Napa Gamay. Recent advances in DNA technology have shown it to be the French variety Valdiguie. This medium bodied red greets you with hints of pomegranate and black raspberry, with a light spice finish. It is an excellent compliment to pork, chicken, or lamb. Your Pinot alternative!
About the Winery
This century-old vineyard is nestled on hillsides surrounding a fertile little valley where cooling breezes from the Carquinez Straits provide the necessary balance of heat and coolness. In this valley, there is a proven combination of ideal soil and climatic conditions favorable for growing premium wine grapes.
This Family Estate, now with its 4th and 5th generations, was founded by the Viano family in 1920. They purchased the already planted vineyard which was established in 1888. It reminded them of their vineyards in Piedmont, Italy. This area, once so rich in grapes, was named Vine Hill and home to more than 15 wineries.
Some of the original vines still remain, while the balance of the vineyard has been expanded and replanted to keep up with new world tastes and desires. They use the most natural, sustainable practices possible, combined with traditional winemaking techniques, which includes natural yeast and aging in small oak cooperage.