David Hill 2011 ESTATE PINOT GRIS

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2011 ESTATE PINOT GRIS

Willamette Valley, OR

The grapes were harvested five days apart and fermented separately, as in years past, keeping this year’s Pinot Gris much like the last. Processed separately, we take great care in producing our all of our Pinot Gris. The two lots are fermented separately, with different strains of wine yeast, creating a wine that is bright with aromas of citrus and stone fruit along with a mouth feel that is filled with fresh fruit followed by a nice crisp finish.

· Brix at harvest: 21.5 and 24

· R.S.: 1.0%

· TA: 0.78 g/100ml

· pH: 3.21

· Alcohol: 12.5%

· Cases bottled: 317 cases

· Date Bottled: 04/18/12

· Retail Price: $16.00

A  lovely Pino Gris, here is the perfect summer white. 

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Pinot Gris Quartette, By Oregon in A Major

We love Pinot Gris, whether they come from Italy as the Pinot Grigio, Alsace, California, or arguably best of all, Oregon.

Here are four delightful choices, all priced in the affordable range and all sprightly, fresh and delicious.

 

The Soloists

AIRLIE
2009 PINOT GRIS 2008 pinot-gris a fine wine from Airilie Winery, Monmouth, Oregon

David Hill
VINEYARDS & WINERY

2010 ESTATE PINOT GRIS
Willamette Valley, OR  

Estate Riesling 2009

OAK KNOLL

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WILLAMETTE VALLEY

2010 Pinot Gris – TERRAPIN CELLARS

 

Terrapin Cellars 2010 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley)


Beginning with the

AIRLIE
2009 PINOT GRIS

Harvest Notes:
While 2009 was an average year in total degree
ripening days the large swings in temperature
from week to week combined with timely rains
to balance those periodic heat spikes kept th vineyard on 
its  toes in the vineyard. Decisions regarding
leaf pulling and spraying were critical to give the
vines their best chance as getting the fruit ripe.
Picking dates were also important as we had a
keep an eye on potential rains while taking
advantage of any warm days. The grapes were
handpicked on October 11 th & and
processed the same day.

The vineyards are certified sustainable by
Salmon Safe and LIVE (Low Input Viticulture
and Enology). The vineyards are hand cultivated
allowing us to respond to individual vine needs.

Winemaking:
The fruit was gently de-stemmed directly into the press to minimize skin contact. Pressing decisions are done by taste and both lots were stopped at just over 1 bar of pressure in order to minimize potential phenolics. After 3 days of settling the juice was racked off its lees and inoculated. Fermentation temperatures were kept at 55° to 58°F and lasted about 6 weeks allowing both lots to go to dry. The two lots were blended and bottled in early April 2010.

Tasting Notes:
Tropical fruit flavors and hints of lime combine with a creamy mid-palate and crisp finish to bring you a versatile food companion. This wine goes well with chicken or seafood in an Alfredo sauce or with creamy soft cheeses.

 

Wine Information:
Harvest Sugar: 21.2Q Brix
Alcohol: 13.3
pH: 3.43
Titratable Acidity: 5.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.3
Malolactic: No
Number of Cases: 926

Vineyard Information:
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Vineyard Sources:
Dunn Forest (Estate) grafted 1995 (77)

BeckenRidge grafted 1997 (23)
Harvest Dates:
Dunn Forest: October 17th
BeckenRidge: October 11th

Airlie Winery

15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
Phone: 503-838-6013 Fax: 503-838-6279
www.airliewinery.comairlie@airliewinery.com

PINOT GRIS
2009

Suggested Retail: $14

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