2016 Celebrate Pinot Gris
6 months in stainless
Flinty aromatics, red skinned apple and D'Anjou pear on the palate, with crisp, bright acidity, and a tart, citrusy finish.
The grapes for this wine are from a 0.9 acre block of Pinot Gris vines planted in 1986, at 870 vines/acre. This site has sedimentary Peavine soil and a southeast facing slope, at roughly 790' elevation.
The grapes were harvested by hand, and whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, and was racked to a stainless tank to ferment. After fermentation was complete, the wine was racked off the heavy lees and aged in stainless until bottling. To sparkle, the wine was transferred to a high pressure tank, chilled, and force carbonated.
Food Pairing Notes
Antipasto, goat cheese, Caprese salad, fried or grilled chicken, white fish, shellfish, or smoked fish