2017 Rainstorm Pinot Gris
Oregon’s premiere white wine varietal with a crisp, bright, yet round and succulent texture, showing off dulcet aromas of white peach blossoms, ripe stone fruits and vanilla. Pinot Gris has long been recognized as “the other Pinot” placing Willamette Valley on the world’s stage for grape growing and fine winemaking.
We source our Pinot Gris grapes, which features reddish skin with a white pulp, in the mild Willamette Valley and harvest it at about 22.5 Brix. We harvest by hand to avoid piercing the skins, which often happens during machine-harvests. The grapes are then taken to the winery, where we gently press and ferment them at cold temperatures. This allows us to create a wine that features a smooth character, with layered and integrated flavors. We age our Pinot Gris for a minimum of six months on fermentation lees (for a rich yet bright body) and use no oak or malolactic fermentation.
Ideal with grilled chicken, fresh shellfi sh and pasta in a light cream sauce.