2016 Giornata Paso Robles «Il Campo Bianco»
Region: USA, California
Grape Varietals: Falanghina, Pinot Grigio
Dry, light-bodied white; fresh, mineral | Mediterranean cooked, grilled aubergine
The Terrizis' Californian answer to an Italian field blend ("Il Campo" literally means the field), and affectionately known as a "perfect porch pounder" for its affinity for alfresco drinking. From equal parts Falanghina and Pinot Grigio, the Bianco is a happy marriage of floral and fruit, blessed by stony minerality.
Husband and wife winemakers, Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi boast an impressive combined background spanning multiple degrees and experience in wineries throughout Italy and California.
Stephy came from a non-drinking household and threw herself into this world through a steady succession of degrees in Viticulture followed by Oenology, Chemistry and Plant Science. She is also a qualified sommelier with experience in consulting and teaching.
Brian, on the other hand fell into wine as a by-product of exploring his Italian heritage. He travelled the length and breadth of Italy, notably interning at world-famous winery Isole e Olena and picking up plenty of tips and tricks on the way. This formative experience was part of the inspiration for the couple's Cal-Ital wine label, Giornata which transplants Italian varieties to America's West Coast. In contrast, the couple's Broadside label is dedicated to three international varieties in pure California style.
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