This one goes out to two of our dearest friends Paul & Stina. A fun and energetic dichotomy of bright citrus and sour cherries met by soul soothing cinnamon spice and garrigue herbs, represented by two separate vineyard sources. The Pinot Gris coming from Johan Vineyard was split into two treatments. Half of it was destemmed and fermented on the skins for 19 days, while the other half underwent full carbonic maceration for the same period of time. They were then pressed off together and moved into neutral oak, and blended back with dry Riesling from Nemarniki Vineyard.
Serve chilled or at cellar temp with white za pies or with a bowl of popcorn over your favorite John Cusak movie. Ours is Grosse Point Blank.
|Grapes||50% Pinot Gris, 50% Riesling|
|Farming||Half from Johan Vineyard, half from Nemarniki. Visit farmers section!|
|Elevation||Who's to say|
|Soil||Silty Loam (Johan), Loess (Nemarniki)|
|Vineyard||Willamette Valley AVA|
|Winemaking||55% PG (half of which fermented on skins with daily punch-downs, other half fully carbonic, both for a period of 19 days) pressed off into neutral oak barrels. Blended with 45% direct press riesling, fermented in stainless.|
|Production||90 cases of 750ML, with a handful of magnums out there in the world.|