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Illahe Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris 2022
United States
Oregon - United States
  • S$66.00

Wine Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2022
Aging Potential: Drink now 
Serving Temperature: 9 °C
Alcohol Level: 11.5%

Country: USA
Region: Oregon, Willamette Valley

The 2022 vintage started off with an unusual frost right at budbreak in April of 2022. After the frost we had one of the rainiest springs ever in the Willamette Valley which made growth slow quite a bit. But, as spring turned to summer things started becoming more positive. We had perfect weather during bloom and great fruit set on the shoots that survived the frost. We had nice temperatures in the summer months; however, because of the cold and rainy spring, we had one of the latest harvests in a decade. We had a nice extended and sunny fall and we were able to let the fruit develop nicely until it was ready to be picked. 
Winemaking notes: We press off this pinot gris right after picking and ferment 35% in a 1600 gallon French oak cask and 65% in stainless steel. The wine stays on the lees throughout fermentation. This, along with the large oak cask, gives the wine more texture and is a nod to a more Alsatian style.
The aromatics of the gris jump out of the glass with notes of sweet grass, honey crisp apple, animal cracker, lemon, ginger, honey, dried apricot and a hint of salinity. Our wooden foudre helps give this gris has lovely texture with centered acidity and rich juicy mounthfeel.
  • Very light golden color
  • Lemon zest, mint, Bartlett pear and hay on the nose
  • Flavors of peach pit, fresh fig, homemade nougat, baked apple with cinnamon and white clover on the palate. This Pinot Gris has great viscosity and weight with balanced acid and long finish.
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