FermentationFermented in stainless steel fermentors with Alsatian-style yeasts
The 2013 vintage is exuberant and effusive in the glass. The bouquet offers enticing aromas of citrus blossom, lemongrass, pineapple candy and ripe white peach. Opening with juicy notes of fresh cut pineapple, kadota fig and yellow apple, the palate exhibits energetic acidity and lively mouthfeel. Subtle undertones of citrus, spice drops and a distinctive, flinty minerality carry on throughout and linger on the clean, lasting finish.
This vintage, the fruit for our Vireton Pinot Gris was sourced from a small collection of Willamette Valley Pinot Gris vineyards.
Fruit for this bottling was hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and settled for 24 hours. Then, it was transferred to stainless steel fermentors and was fermented by select Alsatian-style yeasts under temperature controlled conditions.