Instead of striving for the traditional dry, crisp Pinot Gris of France or following the lead of other wine producers who reduced the dryness and played up the sweetness of the grapes, Tremani's Pinot Gris is dry.
To clear the confusion up, some grape geneticists were intrigued enough to investigate and they determined that Pinot Blanc is actually a cousin to Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir rather than Chardonnay.
Both grapes thrive in the rich soil and diverse climate of the Russian River Valley where Tremani Vineyards is located, which inspired the winery to produce their own version of Pinot Gris.
Acrobat Pinot Noir is actually one of the more affordable labels produced by King Estate, an Oregon-based winery specializing in Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
Silt, sand, and sediment soils make this prime land for growing Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Reisling, Syrah, and Pinot Gris.