2015 Pinot Gris
February 1, 2016
This bright fresh Pinot Gris features aromas of Pink Lady apples, melon, white peach and lemon meringue pie. It has a creamy texture with juicy flavours of Anjou pear, orange blossom, white cranberry and citrus, with nice minerality and a hint of baking spice.
Our 1996 planting of own rooted clone 457, cane pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 4.5 short tons per acre.
Pinot Gris from our Allendale Vineyard was harvested on Sept 11th and whole cluster pressed into stainless steel for fermentation. Pinot Gris from our Lucy Vineyard was harvested on September 22nd & 25th and was partially crushed and partially whole cluster pressed into stainless steel for another cool fermentation lasting approximately 2.5 weeks. The finished wines were racked off their lees and a premium blend selected based on careful tasting trials. The 2015 Pinot Gris was crossflow filtered and bottled in early February.
Food Pairing Notes
The fruit and the acidity of this wine pair well with light seafood dishes, fresh salads, ceviche or a cheese plate.