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Back Garden Cortese 2018

Back Garden Cortese 2018

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  • California - USA
  • 2018 - Cortese
  • 13.7 % Alc - 750 ml

Drive through northern California, and you’ll see family homes with charming back gardens planted with a diverse array of grape vines. These passion plots have helped introduce numerous varieties to the Golden State – such as Italian native Cortese (aka, the great grape of Gavi).

This gorgeous example hails from the pioneering McCormack family. Located in the premium Clarksburg region, their vineyards are the perfect spot for growing Cortese. The vines bask in brilliant sunshine and cooling breezes that produce beautifully ripe, fresh grapes – especially in a stellar vintage like 2018.

After selecting the best parcels, the McCormack team took the grapes back to their winery, Barengo. Founded in 1935, it was one of the first and only family-owned wineries in the area. (Fun fact: the legendary Cesare Mondavi was once the president of Barengo.)

Given kid-glove care at every stage, Back Garden Cortese overflows with expressive peach, apricot, and white blossom characters. With a fresh, vibrant palate, it’s a delicious match for lighter pastas and seafood – or the perfect aperitif to sip in your own back garden.

Order your share of this charming California white today.

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