Rainstorm Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

750 ML


Product Description

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.


Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Region: Oregon

Region Description:

This state’s strict wine laws demand that variety wines must contain at least 90% of the named grape (except for Cabernet Sauvignon). The region’s cool climate comes from its proximity to the Pacific and its primary grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The latter wine is usually medium bodied, with aromas reminiscent of pears and apples and a surprising depth and complexity. Oregon Pinot Gris is a great food wine, and works especially well with seafood and salmon. Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine here, but that is because it can be such a difficult grape to grow that yields are inevitably low. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are balanced, fruity and full.