BIRICHINO Pinot Noir, Saint Georges Old Vines 2018 Bottle
Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir
Based in Santa Cruz, Birichino was founded in 2008 by friends Alex Krause and John Locke. Alex and John met whilst working at Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon Vineyard and share a passion for perfumed, elegant but slightly mischievous wines; in fact, Birichino is Italian for 'mischievous'! The Birichino style is very much in the vein of 'New Wave California'. The focus is on drinkability, fruit expression, elegance and lower alcohol levels. Oak is rarely seen, whole bunch is embraced, native yeasts are in and filtration is out. Alex and John source grapes from reputable growers, who farm very old vineyards in mostly maritime-influenced or higher altitude areas such as Monterey or Santa Cruz Mountains but they also work with some extremely old vineyards in Lodi. Wine & Spirits 91 points - "Composed mostly from older vines at Besson, near Gilroy, this is sappy and bright, with scents of turf and strawberry and a bit of orange zest to brighten the edges. The flavors are light and crunchy, coastal through and through; for roast trout. Best Buy."