2021 Pinot Gris
Dundee Hills AVA
Pinot Gris is the unofficial “official” white wine variety of the Willamette Valley. A variant of Pinot Noir, these grapes mature to a beautiful medium purple color with a definitive gris (or gray) tone. The cool nights during the long growing season on Willamette Valley hillsides results in a wine with beautiful tree fruit and floral aromatics with intriguing minerality on the palate. The 51Weeks Winemaking style of Pinot Gris is whole-cluster pressed, fermented in small stainless steel vessels, and aged sur lie. These techniques emphasize the varietal aromatics for a wine that pairs exceptionally well with shellfish or a range of local cheeses.
• Soil: ancient marine sedimentary
• Elevation: 370 ft.
• Guadalupe Vineyard planted in 1996
• Hand harvested on September 23, 2021
• Whole cluster pressed
• Non-oxidative juice handling
• Fermented and aged sur lie in stainless steel
TA: 4.2 g/L