The 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is crisp and light with notes of ripe apricot, pineapple, fresh baked bread, and white floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle.
This wine was fermented in stainless steel to emphasize the naturally fruity character of the Pinot Gris grape. The grapes were cooled prior to processing, utilizing the important cooling areas of our state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Primary fermentation was held at a maximum of 60ºF with selected aromatic yeasts that were chosen to complement and preserve the fruit components. Whole cluster pressing took place in order to capture the essence and freshness of the fruit. No malolactic fermentation was allowed. A small amount of Gewurztraminer was added to enhance and compliment the aromatic qualities and complexity of the wine. Each lot was fermented separately in order to create our best blend. The wine was carefully blended to obtain a crisp, refreshing style, capitalizing on the unique variations from each vineyard site.