2014 was a fabulous year for Washington wines.
Our Pinot Grigio is 100% Pinot Grigio. We source the grapes from Pontin Del Roza Vineyard and Airfield Ranches, both very cool sites that allow the fruit to mature slowly while retaining its acidity.
We press our Pinot Grigio whole cluster, where there is less skin contact, allowing the elegance of the wine to shine. The wine is also fermented at 50 degrees fahrenheit to preserve the freshness of the fruit. The wine is fermented in stainless steel to keep the flavors fresh and lively. The wine has citrus aromas lemon and lime with underlying layers of gooseberry and honeydew melon.
On the palate, the wine has lush fruit flavors of fresh pear and more gooseberry. The wine has a silky finish with hint of lemon pie.
Pinot Grigio is an interesting grape. Its a clone of Pinot Noir, so it has a gray (Grigio/Gris) tint to the skins. Most white grapes have a green/yellow color.
Pairs nicely with hard cheeses such as pecorino. Goes great with our Northwest cuisine such as crab, shrimp, oysters and shellfish.
(We have an oaked fermented white wine. Please try our Lavender Fields Forever)
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