2016 Chalk Hill North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA
The wine opens with a fragrant bouquet of white flower, lemon oil, wet stone and white pepper. Juicy flavors of Meyer lemon complement the refreshing, mouth filling palate that maintains a balanced acidity on the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with seared scallops with an herb butter pan sauce or serve alone as an aperitif.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
August 25, 2016
24.0° Avg Brix at harvets
7 months; 100% neutral french oak
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage; No malolactic fermentation
2016 was a prime vintage that produced exceptional quality fruit. An earlier than average bud break was followed by moderate temperatures in spring and summer resulting in even ripening and balanced flavors. Barrel fermentation and aging in neutral French oak enhance the wine’s complexity.
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.