Rich and textured with ample stone fruit flavor. Brightness on the palate keeps this Pinot Gris balanced.
Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Vineyard: Bethel Heights Estate
Location: Eola-Amity Hills, Willammette Valley, OR
Production: 600 cases
Impressions of nectarine, apricot and peach with a bright core of acidity. This is a rich, textured wine—dry, but with ample fruit—a perfectly balanced tension.
Fruit was sorted and whole cluster pressed, then was racked to a mix of stainless steel drums and neutral puncheons. The juice fermented cold for one month and was finished without malolactic fermentation to retain freshness and acidity. Aged 3 months on the lees, then racked to tank one month prior to bottling.
Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Gris is from twenty-three-year-old vines, planted in the coolest section of the vineyard, holds onto its bright vivacity even in the warmest vintages.