Van Duzer Corridor AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Soil: Mainly alluvial deposits.
Grapes hand harvested at about 22.5 Brix. Gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures. This allows for a wine of smooth character, with layered and integrated flavors. We age our Pinot Gris on fermentation lees (for a rich yet bright body) and use no oak or malolactic fermentation on this wine.
Color: Pale gold.
Bouquet: Crisp pear, melon and honey blossom, some yeasty character from sur lies aging.
Taste: Mango with fresh acidity.
Ideal grilled chicken, soft cheeses, shellfish and pasta in a cream sauce.