2018 Piro Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir
Bright and zingy on the nose, this wine screams to be enjoyed with a variety of foods. We like to call it the ultimate dinner party wine. Serve slightly chilled and let the good times role.
Sustainably farmed and only 120 cases produced.
- Tasting Notes wild strawberry, red cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, lavender, sage, wet underbrush
- Variety Pinot Noir
- Region United States, California, Central Coast
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.2%
- Table Talk Presqu’ile means peninsula (or literally "almost an island") in French/Creole, and was a beloved gathering place of the estate's founding family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Piro Wine | Santa Barbara County, CA
Marc Piro knew that he wanted to become a winemaker from the young age of nine. As a child, he’d sit in the crowded backseat of his family’s beige Mercedes station wagon, and as they drove through the vineyards of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, he’d announce to his mom that he wanted one of his own. Her response was simple: “Well, then, get a good job.”
Marc grew up in Marin County and visited Santa Barbara for the first time when he was fifteen. Upon first visit, it was history – he knew that this is where he’d ultimately settle. True to his childhood dreams, Marc launched Piro Wine Company, a boutique label focused on his favorite grape variety, Pinot Noir. Today, Marc crafts old world-style wines from new world fruit that are both delicious and balanced, while remaining elegant, structured, and food friendly.
Marc has spent years traveling the world making wine under the supervision of talented winemakers in Argentina, New Zealand, Western Australia, and California. Margaret River, Australia was Marc’s favorite place… “That’s tough, every place was pretty awesome. But if I had to choose I would probably say my harvest down in Australia. I lived with a buddy of mine, close to the beach. We made wine and surfed.”
He now works at Au Bon Climat and Qupé wineries in Santa Maria. He studied under Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist for year. Unfortunately Jim passed last year, but he was a huge influence for Marc and really helped him perfect his craft and develop his own unique style of winemaking.