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Cameron Ramato of Pinot Grigio '18

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Cameron Ramato of Pinot Grigio '18

Ramato, which refers to the copper color of the wine, is a style famously used by many top wineries in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy.

An article in Wine Enthusiast Magazine tells the story of JP's Ramato the best.

"In Dundee, Oregon, Cameron Winery owner and winemaker, John Paul Cameron, creates a Ramato at his estate. "'Since I had always disliked Pinot Grigio as a white wine, I decided to look into it further,'" he says. Cameron says that Pinot Grigio must hang on the vines longer to develop the color necessary to create a Ramato. In doing so, the skins begin to lose some of their bitter tannins, he says, which makes the wine more accessible and drinkable.

Cameron crushes the fruit and extracts the must for four to five hours before he presses. After fermentation in large barrels, the wine ages six to eight months in neutral oak barrels, which allows unstable proteins to separate from the wine in barrel.

"'I have experienced great enthusiasm on the part of consumers with comments such as, ‘If I knew that Pinot Gris could taste like this, I’d like Pinot Gris.’” says Cameron."

John Paul is very excited about the 2018 Ramato, calling it his best version ever. The firm acidity of the 2018's have brought even better balance to the wine.

Then nose is beautiful with notes of orange blossom, ripe banana peel, and mineral. Medium weight on the palate, with soft tannin, citrus fruit, and a long juicy finish. This substantial wine would be pair with a lot of different fish and even meat dishes. We think it is a perfect pairing with a grilled tuna steak, topped with a summer peach and arugula salad. We recommend not serving this wine too cold, as it performs better around cellar temperature, 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Perman

USA

Details

Producer Cameron Winery
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Pinot Grigio

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

2 / 5

Body

2 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

3 / 5

Funky

2 / 5

Willamette Valley, United States

Cameron
Winery

John Paul, owner and winemaker of Cameron Winery is a farmer first.  And the Cameron ecosystem is his driving force. All of his vineyards are grown with the utmost respect for the environment and his wines showcase his incredible terroir and attention to detail.

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