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Arcadia 2012 Pinot Gris

[fb_like url=”” style=”standard” font=”arial” action=”like” width=”450″ height=”30″ position=”none”][gplus counter=”” style=”” width=”450″ height=”30″ position=”none”] It’s Friday again and this week I am tasting the Pinot Gris from the Arcadia vineyard in Luleburgaz, Turkey. I tried the 2012. A nice yellow straw colour and the nose is short and fresh, fruity and then floral. On the mouth there is a big and fresh acidity, which is unusual for this wine so it makes it very special. According to the owner, the 2013 vintage is even better. Summer is almost upon us (despite the storms in this part of the world) and with it comes the barbecue! This wine will match perfectly with a shell-fish salad or any fish cooked on the grill. About the Vineyard Arcadia wines are made from grapes grown on their own 35 hectare vineyard. The local soil, climatic conditions and location in northwest Turkey result in lively, original white wines with mineral qualities, balanced acidity and rich fruity aromas. They grow Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Pinot Gris. Arcadia is a boutique wine maker. The grapes are picked at first light and brought directly to the winery at the centre of the vineyard to be immediately processed. The grapes are hand sorted and fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks to preserve the characteristics of each parcel. Owing to the unique design of the winery, the grapes are moved using gravity, without pumps or similar mechanical methods, then bottled in their purest form. A very good idea when you taste the result. Is it Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris? While they are the same grape they do produce different...