This Pinot Gris from vineyards at 2,800 feet elevation was whole-cluster pressed to minimize bitterness and astringency from the not-quite-white, not-quite-red clusters. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel at low temperatures to preserve character and aromatics. The end result is a soft, pleasing wine with a nice balance of richness, freshness and minerality on the palate.
For the 2020 vintage, just a touch of Pinot Noir was utilized to increase the acidity and complexity of the wines. The Pinot Noir is immediately pressed so as not to extract any color from the skins, and is typically bottled as our “White Pinot Noir.”