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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris Wine Details

Description: The 2001 vintage in Oregon was the fourth fine vintage in a row. A lovely summer gave us hope, and beautiful weather in September and October again gave us wonderful fruit. In creating the 2001 Firesteed Pinot Gris, we hoped to achieve a balanced wine focused on the abundant varietal fruit character of this classic grape. By blending several vineyard sources and avoiding heavy-handed winemaking techniques, we were able to produce a wine that is rich, fruity and distinctive. The 2001 Firesteed Pinot Gris offers aromas of citrus, honeysuckle, ripe melon and pear that continue to evolve in the glass. Each sip starts out light, fruity and refreshing, then develops richness as hints of toffee and almond lingers with spice on the finish.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.


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