Pinot Gris 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
September 21, 2016
Sugar
Harvest Brix 20.2º
Acid
7.35
pH
3.2
Aging
Stainless
Fermentation
Stainless
Bottling Date
June 1, 2017
Residual Sugar
.4%
Alcohol %
13

Pinot Gris 2016

Immensely popular all over the world, this grape variety is well suited for our vineyard site.

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SKU: B-ATW-00200

Pinot Gris is probably the best-known "white" variant-clone of Pinot Noir and has grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name ("gris" meaning "grey" in French). The clone of Pinot Gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot Grigio. 

We planted this variety in 2011 and it has taken to our soils and site very nicely.  We have now harvested two vintages of this well know grape variety.

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Very crisp, mouthwatering juicy notes of sweet and spicy orange blossom mix with vanilla crème and tangy white peach and pear flavors. Finishes with a rounded, silky, vibrant mouth-feel.
Vineyard Notes
After a mild winter with little snowfall and an uneventful spring, the word of the year in the Finger Lakes was drought. Classified as being under ‘extreme drought’ according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, June and July recorded 1 inch of rain or less in both months. Although the hot, dry summer put some stress on vineyards, we enjoyed excellent yields and relatively low dis-ease pressure resulting in a very clean crop. These conditions also accelerated the ripening process. Overall, it was a ripe year with clean fruit, high sugars and low acids. We are expecting excellent reds with good concentration and ripe tannins. Our vineyards had excellent yields with normal berry size.
Winemaker Notes
Machine harvested, the grapes were whole bunch pressed, cold settled, racked and inoculated with W15 yeast. 1.5 grams per liter, tartaric acid was added prior to fermentation. Fermented at 59˚F, racked at 1% on Nov. 12. Filtered and stabilized before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine pairs so nicely with flaky white fish, braised and spiced greens and is supreme with fresh Italian cannolis dusted with powdered sugar.
Production
185 Cases
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