2014 Chalk Hill North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA
2014 was a fabulous year, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. Our Pinot Gris really shows the quality of the vintage. This beauty is filled with aromas of dried flowers, lemon peel, wet stone, and white pepper. The palate is vibrant with good acidity and flavors of Eureka lemon and a hint of smoke.
Food Pairing Notes
A refreshing wine that is great with food as well as on its own.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
August 29 & September 10, 2014
24° Avg Brix at harvest
9 months in 100% neutral French oak
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage; no malolactic fermentation
May 15, 2015
Mature vines on the coolest site on the Chalk Hill Estate give us the intensely flavored fruit for our North Slope Pinot Gris. The grapes are picked at their optimal ripeness and are handled with great care during the winemaking process. Two classic Alsatian clones provide distinctly different flavor and textural components to the blend. Barrel fermentation and aging in neutral French oak enhance the wine’s complexity.