If you have labored like Captain Ahab in your search for the “great white Pinot,” look no further than this wine. It is beautifully zesty and vibrant.
Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Z’IVO is named in honor of the Zelko family Czech heritage. In Czech, the word means “alive” so Z’IVO can be interpreted as wines that are vibrant.
This unusual clone of Pinot Blanc was a recognized, spontaneous mutation from Pinot Noir to Pinot Blanc about 100 years ago. The wine has starfruit and talcum powder aromas. The unusual phenolic presence that is characteristic of this clone gives weight to the mid-palate, framing the citrus and green apple tones, and finishing with a hint of lemon butter. This wine promises to last a decade. If you have labored like Captain Ahab in your search for the “great white Pinot,” look no further than this wine.