2019 Pinot Gris

2019 Pinot Gris

$22.00

Crisp and light, a chilled glass of Pinot Gris is the perfect companion for summer picnics. Finish your hike in the Colorado mountains with this lovely complement to seafood, summer salad, cheese, fruit, and fresh bread, or prepare a fresh-caught Colorado Rainbow Trout with a bit of garlic for a delicious local pairing.

Pairs With : Spicy Shrimp and AsparagusSalt-Baked Sea Trout

SKU: 18-PG Category:

Description

Production: 85 cases

In the Vineyard

A shortage of Pinot Gris in the North Fork Valley in the 2019 season gave us the opportunity to form a new partnership with a grower in the Grand Valley while our estate fledgling Pinot Gris vineyard becomes established. The grapes from this new vineyard were harvested on September 29th and spend the night in a cooler in Palisade before being hauled the 70 miles to our winery by our trusty red pickup.

In the Cellar

As the 1.5 tons of grapes were unloaded, they were weighed, lightly crushed, and de-stemmed. They were immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks.
Brix: 24
pH: 3.50
Titratable Acidity: 6.5 g/l
Flavor light, seeds brown.
After pressing, the juice was allowed to settle overnight before the clear juice was inoculated with yeast. Active fermentation was observed by October 5th, but due to cold temperatures the entire fermentation took more than 3 weeks, concluding on October 21st. The secondary, or malolactic fermentation was prevented, and the residual malic acid contributed a faint green-apple flavor to the finished wine. Following cold and heat stabilization, the wine was filtered and bottled for release in June 2020.