2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Winemakers Notes:

The 2019 Pinot Gris begins with a definitive bright citrus note. Aromas of Meyer lemon, white pear and subtle hints of vanilla float from the glass. Upon the first sip, you are greeted by a wine that is bursting with sweet juicy fruits. White peach, tropical fruit, and raw honey provide the wine with a full mouthfeel. While an underlying minerality keeps the wine crisp, refreshing and refined. Enjoy all summer long with fruit salad, flaky white fish, or the afternoon sunshine!

Technical Notes:

Harvest: 9/19 - 10/1/19
Brix at Harvest: 21.2º
pH: 3.21
Alcohol: 13.3%
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Grapes: 98% Pinot Gris, 2% Gewurztraminer
Notes: Passion Fruit, White Pear, Citrus, Vanilla, Lush, Fresh, Bright
 

12 Bottles in a Case

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Other Notes

The Vintage: After a string of five warmer vintages starting in 2014, the 2019 vintage marks the return of a cool vintage for the Willamette Valley. A relatively mild winter at the end of 2018 was followed by a cold and wet start to 2019. After the cool winter rains relaxed, we were welcomed into early spring with warmer than average temperatures and several long days of sunshine. The sun-filled warm spring days provided our vines an ideal start to the growing season. For the majority of the growing season, we were treated to near-perfect conditions. Long and warm, but not hot, early summer days gave way to cool evenings that allowed the vines to relax. Even with a fantastic growing season, the vintage will be remembered for the early rains in September and rapid cool down into October which challenged harvesting decisions – Patience was key for 2019. Even with the sudden cool down and rain showers, Oregon has carved a reputation for cooler vintages like this. Vintages that produce the complexity and aromatics, along with lower alcohol levels, that people have come to expect from Oregon.
Vintage 2019
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Size 750 ml