Born from a love of horses, Leaping Horse is aptly named. The Kautz family have been involved in many generations of riders and are passionate about their equine friends and partners. From an artist rendition to today’s look, Leaping Horse is about unpretentious and contemporary wine styles.
The Kautz family has been promoting and working with sustainable viticulture for over 35 years. Crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation are used throughout the vineyards to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects are also employed. In addition, owl boxes and wood duck boxes are placed around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats. This Pinot Grigio comes from soils that are sandy loam and well-drained allowing the wonderful ripeness come through to the grapes.
Our first release, the 2016 Pinot Grigio has exotic floral notes, followed by green apples, citrus and a light spiciness that exude throughout this wine. It finishes with a touch of red apple and fresh peaches.
Great as an aperitif or with mild cheeses, fleshy fish, such as cod or sole Meniere, baked or grilled chicken and fresh salads. Vegetarian friendly.
GOLD, 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (v. 2018)