2017 Chalk Hill Estate North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA
Our 2017 Pinot Gris opens with fragrant notes of honeysuckle, pear, citrus and white pepper. Bursting with vibrant acidity, the palate offers juicy flavors of Meyer lemon, white nectarine and a hint of wet stone.
Food Pairing Notes
Crisp and clean on the finish, this wine is best served as an aperitif or paired with fresh seafood and vegetables.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
August 30, 2017
24.0° Avg Brix at Harvest
7 months; 100% neutral french oak
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
March 8, 2018
2017 began with heavy rains in winter, which reinvigorated the vineyards going into bud break. The region had sunny days throughout the spring and summer, and a heat spike in August, which propelled the harvest schedule.
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.