Varietal 100% Pinot Gris
Vineyards Willamette Valley, Oregon. Mainly alluvial deposits.
Winemaking We harvest the grapes at about 21.5 Brix. We harvest by hand to avoid piercing the skins, which often happens during machine-harvests. The grapes are then taken to the winery, where we gently press and ferment them at cold temperatures. This allows us to create a wine that eatures a smooth character, with layered and integrated flavors. We age our Pinot Gris for a minimum of six months on fermentation lees (for a rich yet bright body) and use no oak or malolactic fermentation. The final wine is bone dry and very refreshing.
Tasting Notes Color: Pale gold. Bouquet: Crisp pear, melon and honey blossom, some yeasty character from sur lies aging. Taste: Mango with fresh acidity.
Food Pairing Ideal grilled chicken, soft cheeses, shellfish and pasta in a cream sauce.