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Umpqua Valley Pinot Gris

Umpqua Valley Pinot Gris Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Melrose Vineyard near Roseburg and the Bing Vineyard in Elkton, 50% from each site. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and fermented in temperature controlled tanks for 5 weeks at 55 to 58 degrees. At 3 degrees brix 1/3 of the wine was transferred to a combination of new and 1 year old Hungarian puncheons. The wine was aged in these puncheons for four months before blending with the tank portion for finishing. The wine was sterile filtered to prevent the malolactic fermentation from occurring, thus preserving a bright green apple component. The oak aging has given the wine a pleasing toast and creaminess to compliment the fruit. The wine is full of very aromatic tropical fruit with honey and toasted almond notes on the palate. This pinot gris is finished dry and has a full pleasing mouth feel and a long finish. The crisp acid will make this wine an excellent choice with grilled herbed poultry, smoked turkey, shellfish, or grilled seafood.

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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