2017 Pinot Gris

Price: $20

Tasting Notes:

This wine showcases the varied elevations of our Rainbow Pinot Gris block as a spectrum of flavors ranging from tropical to earthy. Notes of gardenia and fresh peach are enlivened with blood orange and a vibrant acidity, with layers of black truffle and mushroom adding to the complexity.

 

WINEMAKERS
Ariel Eberle and Lynn Griswold
AVA
McMinnville
VINEYARD COMPOSITION
100% Estate Grown, Rainbow PG Block
HARVEST
Picked: October 9, 2017
Brix: 23.0
pH: 3.20
TA: 6.3 g/L
FERMENTATION
Fermented in Stainless Steel
Duration: 20 days
AGING
4 months in Stainless Steel
BOTTLING
May 15, 2018
Alcohol: 12.8%
pH: 3.35
TA: 5.4 g/L
R.S.: 0.4% (Dry)

 

Vineyard:  Established in 1983, Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the second oldest vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. We produce 100% estate grown wines from our 150-acre estate located in the Willamette Valley. Thanks to our geologic history and geographic location, we are known for intense, enduring wines, grown with distinction. The Rainbow Block of Pinot Gris was planted in 1985 and is own-rooted, lending itself to balance; both in flavor and in yield. It ranges from 250-500 feet in elevation  and spans our two dominant soil types – marine sedimentary and volcanic. 

 

Vintage:  No two years are alike, particularly in Oregon wine country; this is part of what keeps the winemakers and growers of the Willamette Valley enthralled with the challenge of each unique vintage. The 2017 vintage started slow, with a wet, cool spring, resulting in a later bud break and flowering. A hot, dry summer amplified texture and tropical characteristics in our expressive Pinot Gris. 

 

Winemaking: Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the crush pad where they were promptly de-stemmed and pressed off their skins. The juice was settled overnight, racked, and inoculated with Alchemy I yeast to encourage fruit aromatics and flavor. A slow, cool fermentation lasted 16 days, followed by aging in stainless steel on light lees for 6 months. Stirring of the lees during aging promoted a round mouthfeel. In order to retain varietal character, this fruity Pinot Gris did not undergo malo-lactic fermentation.

 

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This wine showcases the varied elevations of our Rainbow Pinot Gris block as a spectrum of flavors ranging from tropical to earthy. Notes of gardenia and fresh peach are enlivened with blood orange and a vibrant acidity, with layers of black truffle and mushroom adding to the complexity.

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