We’re excited to announce our newest wine, Bright Cellars’ Tetrachroma Pinot Noir! This medium-light bodied Pinot Noir features balanced acidity with ripe fruit flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. You’ll also taste touches of baking spices and earth in the finish.
It’s all in the genes.
Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Blanc are all naturally occurring genetic mutations of the same grapes. The same can be said of Tetrachromacy, a genetic mutation that allows people to see up to 100 more colors than the average person.
The Tetrachroma Pinots are a celebration of the differences that illuminate the world and make it a more brilliant place.
Tetrachroma Pinot Noir
Hailing from Monterey County, California this medium-light bodied red wine is matched with bright, balanced acidity.
The ripe fruit flavor notes of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry shine through on the palate. They’re complemented by the aromas of baking spices and earth with a smooth finish.
Tetrachroma Pinot Noir has a ABV of 14%. Which makes it great for light and casual sipping!
Pairing with Tetrachroma Pinot Noir
Light-bodied wines like Bright Cellars’ Tetrachroma Pinot Noir are versatile and can be paired with a variety of different foods.
For this Pinot Noir, go with a grilled salmon, roasted duck, or stew, like beef bourguignon. All are great ways to complete your simple weeknight meal.
Monterey County, California
California’s Monterey County is known for more than just it’s amazing wines. You’ll also find world-renowned golf, breathtaking beaches, and the cypress-lined vistas of 17-Mile Drive.
The first wine grapes in Monterey County were planted over 200 years ago. Sadly, there are no traces of these vines left today due to the vines withering.
In the 1960s Monterey Country was rediscovered. When Professor A.J. Winkler, a viticultural authority from the University of California at Davis, did a report about climate in the region. He classified the region as “Region I and II”, meaning, it was similar to the premium regions of Napa and Bordeaux.
The geography in this region features a variety of sloping hills. These hills help create a natural drainage system. The soil temperatures in this region are cooler than others around the state. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal the cooler soil temps will limit the size of the crop, which will actually make the grape and wine a better quality!
This region’s climate is what some might call perfect for grape growing. Due to its weather patterns this region has a longer growing season compared to other regions. Grapevines in this region will start to bud in the spring – about 2 weeks earlier than most others. And due to its cooler climate Monterey County winemakers won’t harvest their grapes until about 2 weeks after other regions have. This gives the grapes about a month longer on the vine, which gives them more intense flavors and complexity.
Another unique characteristic about Monterey County grapes is that winemakers want to control the ripening of their grapes. To do this, they will raise canopies over their grapes which will balance the relationship between hanging time and ripening.
In Vino Finito
Celebrate the differences in everyone with the Tetrachroma Pinot Noir!
Want to see this wine in your next box? Reach out to our Wine Concierge Team at email@example.com.