Harvested: October 9th, 2019 Brix: 22.0 , pH: 3.18
“Oregon Pinot Gris is one of the least-talked-about, best-value wines on the market today. ” Eric Asimov, New York Times
This vineyard is LIVE certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. Only 1% of Oregon vineyards have both these distinctions.
Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio as the Italians call it can be a tricky wine to understand. The Grigios of Italy are often cheap, neutral white wines meant for
porch pounding everyday drinking and the Pinot Gris from is Alsace is usually weighty and oily in texture but can run from bone dry to late-harvest sweet. Pinot Gris from Oregon lies somewhere between Italy and Alsace but also leaves plenty of room for the winemaker to express their style through decisions about sweetness, MLF, oak, and battonage. In general Oregon Pinot Gris tends to emphasize orchard fruits on the nose and have pronounced minerality in the mouth.