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2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Available:  In Stock $18.00
Size: 750 ml
We have always gravitated to a rich, ripe style of Pinot Gris inspired by the great wines of Alsace, and the warm 2016 growing season gave us exactly what we needed! Fans of innocuous, dilute, mass-produced Pinot Grigio may not find a lot to like in this wine. But if your reference point is a Grand Cru from Turckheim or Hunawihr, you’ve come to the right place!

This is the third year that our Pinot Gris is 100% estate grown in our Belle Pente and Rivenwood vineyards, both in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.  The marine sedimentary soils of Yamhill-Carlton tend to impart a compelling savory saline quality and stony minerality to frame the apple and pear flavors and aromas of the Pinot gris grape. As per our normal protocol, roughly half of the wine is vinified and aged in wood (foudre & neutral barrel) and the other half in stainless steel tanks.  Fermentation takes place slowly at cool temperatures and the wine is not bottled until right before the next harvest.  It is then held for at least another year before release.

The hybrid vinification, coupled with sur lie and bottle aging, creates a wine that has both richness and freshness.   It is easy to enjoy on it's own, and is pure magic with chanterelle mushrooms and Vietnamese cusine. But to be honset, we've never found a dish that it won't compliment splendidly!

458 cases produced.

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Varietal: Pinot Gris

Vintage: 2016

Wine Type: White

Appellation: Willamette Valley


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