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2017 Chalk Hill Estate North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA

2017 Chalk Hill Estate North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA

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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. Crisp and clean on the finish.

Winemaker Notes
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.
Composition
100% Pinot Gris
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
August 30, 2017
Sugar
24.0° Avg Brix at Harvest
Acid
5.83 g/L
pH
3.45
Aging
7 months; 100% neutral french oak
Fermentation
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
March 8, 2018
Alcohol %
14.80
Production Notes
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.
Vineyard Notes
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.