2018 Pinot Gris
March 22, 2019
Our Pinot Gris is 100% estate grown fruit, predominantly from our older block planted in 1998. 100% whole cluster press, this wine was then cool fermented in stainless steel. Green apple and pear notes on the nose, along with melon and citrus on the palette. This light body white has refreshing acidity along with stunning minerality.
Our 1998 planting of own rooted clone 457, cane pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 3.25 short tons per acre.
Pinot Gris from our Allendale Vineyard was harvested on Sept 25th and crushed and pressed into stainless steel for fermentation. Pinot Gris from our Lucy Vineyard was harvested on October 3rd & 8th and were gently whole cluster pressed. All three blocks were fermented separately. The fermentations averaged 12C and lasted approximately 25 days. The finished wines were racked off their lees and a premium blend selected based on careful tasting trials. The 2018 Pinot Gris was crossflow filtered and bottled in late March.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine pairs well light fish dishes, crisp green salads, lemon chicken, vegetable pastas, roasted cauliflower or light appies.