2011 Pinot Gris

88 Points

Wine Enthusiast, 2012

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Vintage:2011
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal:Pinot Gris
Varietal Composition:
100%Pinot Gris
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:09/19/2011
Acid:8 g/L
pH:3.24
Bottling Date:02/22/2012
Residual Sugar:.4%
Alcohol %:12.6%

Tasting Notes

Clear pale lemon in color with a hint of greenish straw. Aromatics of slate and pine combine with soft notes of honeydew and elderflower. Angular in structure, this Pinot Gris is clean with bright acidity and a persistent mineral finish.

Winemaker Notes

On 09/19/11 9.10 tons of PG3 grapes were harvested with a harvest chemistry of 21.1 Brix, a TA of 7.1 g/L, and a pH of 3.29. The grapes were crushed, de-stemmed, pressed to 2 tanks and settled overnight. After being racked off the juice lees and combined in a single tank, it fermented for 17 days. A second lot of 2.8 tons from the newer Pinot Gris vineyard (PG2) and 1 ton from the PG1 was harvested on 9/19/11, with harvest chemistry of 21 Brix, 7.0 TA and a pH of 3.25. After being racked off the juice lees, it fermented for 14 days. Both lots were racked off the gross lees on 10/16/11, 8 days after fermentation had finished and chilled for 3.5 months to coldstabilize.

Food Pairing

A perfect match for a hot summer day accompanied by steamed clams with a savory herbed butter sauce, or try a rich and creamy seafood risotto.

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