Foris Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2022
Golden straw in color, our 2022 Pinot Blanc has a floral character and less overt fruit on the nose with nice concentration on the palate. This medium bodied wine has a combination of pear, less ripe kiwi, and crisp acidity with floral briny Meyer lemon on the finish.
ABOUT THIS VINTAGE
The 2022 vintage was an interesting Oregon vintage that ranged widely from a cold frost in mid April to a warm finish in October. The early frost had varying effects on bud break dependent on variety and location. There was plenty of precipitation and very cool temperatures, but good bloom conditions and generous fruit set. We ultimately finished with good amounts of fruit, but small clusters and berries that ripened quickly in the unexpectedly warm fall temperatures in September and October. This unusual combination led to good flavors, despite the delayed start, and the quickest picking window in the last five years.
ABOUT THIS WINE
Our 2022 Pinot Blanc was composed of two lots picked in mid October. The grapes were whole cluster pressed into tanks to settle for two days. Then the juice was racked off solids to small stainless steel tanks for fermentation and bottled after four months.