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Pinot Gris Oregon

Pinot Gris Oregon Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: At the winery, we hand sorted the grapes again for a final inspection before filling the press with whole clusters. During pressing,we separated the hard press juice from the free-run and light press juices to minimize harsh phenol and color extraction from the pinkish-reddish skins. After settling and racking the must from gross lees, the juice was inoculated with yeast and slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature. Then it was aged on its fine lees for five months to add complexity and richness.We preserved the freshness of this wine and the full expression of the varietal characteristics by forgoing malolactic fermentation and barrel aging.With a light straw color, this Pinot Gris displays a bright fruity nose with aromas of lemon zest, green apple and spicy, mineral nuances.The rich, almost mouth-coating palate is layered with fresh-fruit flavors of citrus, pear and melon. Grapefruit and white pepper notes give a twist to the finish. Lively acidity and pleasant fruitiness make it an excellentmatch with food and a great alternative to Chardonnay.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.
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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