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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The Italian rendition of Pinot Gris (Grigio) is a light, racy wine meant for summer picnics and uncomplicated meals. The Alsatians take it up a notch increasing complexity while retaining the varietal’s fresh fruit character. These wines seem to be more inspiring, contributing other flavor dimensions that complement their amazing, regional cuisine. It’s a style Stephan finds intriguing and leans toward, although his wine may be even more pensive. The key is balance. We prefer to accent the fruitiness by barrel fermenting in seasoned oak barrels and completing malolactic fermentation. This increases the richness in the palate without the oak being overbearing. Flavors of pear and intoxicating melon are judiciously backed by ginger accents achieved through barrel fermentation and extended lees contact. Eight months barrel aging enhances but does not overwhelm the multifaceted character. It is a dry, elegant white that is quite versatile.

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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