2012 Pinot Grigio

TASTING NOTES

 

2012 marked our first harvest from our estates pinot gris vineyard. It has been argued that the first harvest from newly laid down cordons results in the best crop.  The grapes were harvested when all the skins had a pinkish-purple hue and the berries were soft with brown seeds.  The flavor of the juice was of apples and pears.  The fruit was whole cluster pressed and allowed to oxidize slightly in the juice pan in order to inhibit pinking in the resulting wine due to the presence of color pigments present in the juice.  This wine possesses aromas of apple, citrus, orange blossom, toasted nuts, and distinct minerality.   The palate is bright with acidity and a rich texture that highlights flavors of baked apple and orange citrus.

 

GRAPE SOURCE

100% WHITE BLUFFS VINEYARD

AWARDS

"Best Buy" - Wine Press Northwest - March 2014

Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Jan 2014

Highly Recommended - Eco-Friendly Wine Challenge 2013

WINE MAKING NOTES

Harvest Date: September 25, 2010  

Brix at harvest:   23.0

Yeast:  Cote des Blanc

Fermentation: 100% in neutral french oak

T/A - 0.60 gr./100ml.  pH - 3.54 

Alcohol: 12.8% by vol.

Bottled:  April 6, 2011

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