Del Rio Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019
Our 2019,100% Estate grown, Pinot Gris opens with delicious aromas of pear, honeydew, and nougat. The enticing bouquet is followed by a complex and rich palate, finished with a beautiful balance, and sustained by a bright and vivid acidity. Drink now for its freshness and fragrance or age for the upcoming complexity and creamy development.
South facing, our Southern Oregon vineyard estate is located at the northern end of the Rogue Valley. With elevations ranging from 700 to 1800 feet, the primarily ancient volcanic and alluvial fan soils provide well drained, nutrient rich soils which are ideal for growing premium wine grapes.
Our Pinot Gris is sourced from block 7 and block 10, a blend of young and old vines and harvested in the cool hours just before the sunrise. It is then gently pressed with 100% fermented in stainless steel tanks and 1% undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged on its lees for eight months to develop a nice balance of complexity. The final stage is a light filtration before being bottled.