About This Wine
The Bargetto family has been producing wine in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.
The Italian founders, John and Philip Bargetto, emigrated from Piedmont and established the original family winery in San Francisco. It was called the South Montebello Vineyard and Wine Company. But with Prohibition on the horizon, the winery was closed and the brothers moved to Soquel in 1917.
Phillip and John purchased the present site of Bargetto Winery in 1918 and began making wine out of an old barn. During Prohibition, they continued to make wine for family and friends, and also sold produce to local customers. Today, the third generation of Bargettos directs the winery operations.
The 2008 Bargetto Gewurztraminer was crafted from grapes grown in nearby Monterey County, where the cool climate is ideal for the variety. The wine is off-dry (i.e., slightly sweet) and slightly spicy — another in a long line of outstanding bottlings from one of California’s pioneering wine families.
Distinctive grape bouquet. Can yield great wines, from dry to sweet. At its best in Alsace, France and well-known as popular German wine. Floral, refreshing wine, full-bodied with low acidity. Late-harvested grapes can make a stunning, complex dessert wine.
- Grape Composition:100% Gewurztraminer
- Grape Source:Monterey County, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Lychee, Rose Petals, Cloves, Peach, Apricot, Melon, Red Delicious Apple & Spice
- When to Drink:Now Through 2012
- Food Pairing Suggestionspicy Asian or Tex-Mex dishes.