Tropical aromas of papaya combine with lemongrass
and almond to form the wines delightful bouquet. In
the mouth, fresh fruit flavors are followed by crisp
acidity balanced by a touch of natural sweetness.
The 2009 Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Gris exhibits the
fruity aroma and fresh taste for which Pinot Gris is
famous. A direct descendant of the classic red variety
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris prefers cool climates such as the
Russian River to produce its best fruit.
The grapes were harvested on a cool morning in late
September and quickly brought to the winery to be
gently pressed. After settling, the juice was coldfermented
in stainless steel tanks to showcase the
natural acidity and fruit flavor of the wine. The
resulting bottle is well-balanced with excellent flavor
and a long finish.
The subtle fruit character and acidity of Pinot Gris
make it an excellent aperitif, or as an accompaniment
to a variety of dishes. Try pairing it with fruit or
vegetable courses, fresh fish or savory roasted poultry