2018 Acrobat Pinot Gris Oregon
Pale straw in color, the 2018 Acrobat Pinot Gris shines through with bright, crsip flavors. Rose petal elements on the nose highlight aromas of Asian pear and ripe cantaloupe. Following the nose are flavors of fresh pear and Fuji apple. These mingle on the mid-palate, rounding out a medium bodied mouthfeel with a refreshing, bright finish.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
The 2018 vintage was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, which were temperature controlled to maximize fruit character. This wine benefitted from sur lie aging for four months prior to bottling.
The 2018 vintage started with a mild winter and a relatively cool spring. Budbreak was delayed until mid-April, a week later than average. Oregon experienced mild temperatures during spring and summer which led to less heat accumulation than the previous four vintages. What was surprising was the lack of rain in the early summer. 2018 happened to be one of the driest summers on record and some vineyards experienced drought stress. The harvest season in September and October was near ideal, as the climate remained mild and relatively dry — allowing us to harvest this Pinot Gris at peak maturity.