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As California wines go, our wines are somewhat atypical: we don't produce high alcohol wines, we don't like 'fruit bombs'. Only subtle oak is OK. Acidity is higher than most in order make them food friendly. Balance is everything here at Avanguardia.
Please note that our white blends undergo extend aging on the yeast lees, and this seems to provide an advantage to the wines' ability to age in the bottle, so don't be concerned about what may seem to be an older than ideal vintage date for a white wine.
Tre T (the Three T's) features three international varieties from France, Italy and Spain that produce a totally unique product when blended equally!
Unique red varietal, originally from Veneto, Italy. This varietal select wine is rich with dark fruit and beautifully balanced.
Balanced and deep varietal red wine
Fiano, a native of deep south region Campania, is one of maybe 3-4 top white varietals to make memorable wines according to Italian wine critics. Our Fiano is blended with around 10% Falanghina, a very similar style of wine. Nuanced with a minerally finish.
What it resembles: High-end Italian Pinot Grigio from the Collio region in Friuli, or some of the so-called Super-Friulians, expensive multi-variety white blends, also from Collio.
Varietal Composition: The dominant grape in our Cristallo blend is the Georgian Rkatsiteli, widely planted in eastern Europe. A high-acid grape of very high quality, its wines are seldom exported. We combine it ( at about 70-90%) with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Melon de Bourgogne. Melon is the sole variety in the Loire wine known as Muscadet, sometimes referred to as the quintessential “oyster wine”.
Lagrein is a variety from Trentino/Alto-Adige region in extreme north-central Italy.
Our Cara Mia Rosato was given the look, taste, and feel of the well-known dry rose wines of Provence in Southern France, except that it uses a different set of varieties.
What it resembles: The classic Semillon blends are with Sauvignon Blanc, where Semillon provides body; we take a different path. Imagine good dry Semillon, as from the Southern Hemisphere, plus dry Gewurztraminer, plus dry but fruity Chenin Blanc, topped off with exotic citrus notes from Orange Muscat. Dry though, not sweet.
Delightful blend of Piedmontese varieties, our estate grown Barbera and Dolcetto.