2018 Chalk Hill North Slope Pinot Gris, Chalk Hill AVA
Elegant aromas of blossoming white flowers and green pear are vibrant in our 2018 Pinot Gris. The palate offers refreshing flavors of Meyer lemon and sweet honey suckle lending itself to a lovely crisp finish with balanced acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Great on a warm summer day as an aperitif or paired with fresh seafood and vegetables.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
September 12, 2018
24.2 Average Brix at Harvest
7 months in 100% Neutral french oak
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage, no malolactic fermentation
March 12, 2019
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.
The 2018 growing season was one of the most consistent in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to prime fruit set and ideal growing conditions. 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.