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Pinot Gris 2020

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Pinot Gris was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder producing a wine with more structure and body than a traditional Pinot Grigio.

Expressive style with aromas of pear and cherry blossom with red apple, candied apricot and a shale undertone. The palate is lemony and bright, round and rich with tropical flavors. A touch of sweetness is balanced nicely with bright acidity and savoriness.

Pair with Pork (Roasted), Creamy Cheeses, Chicken (Fried, Grilled), Savory Fruit Sides (Apples, Peaches), Scallops (Sauteed).
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2020
ACID 6.7 g/L
Varietal Pinot Gris
PH 3.29
Residual sugar 8.5 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

Expressive style with aromas of pear and cherry blossom with red apple, candied apricot and a shale undertone. The palate is lemony and bright, round and rich with tropical flavors. A touch of sweetness is balanced nicely with bright acidity and savoriness.


VINEYARD NOTES

Pinot Gris was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder. Our current plots on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1997, 1999, and 2002 on 18-15 rootstocks. Vineyards on our Keuka estate are shallow, shale-based soils which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. Pinot Gris was planted in 2012 on our Seneca estate vineyard located in Hector, New York, in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. A small portion of the grapes come from Eric Volz Vineyard, just north across the road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. Pinot Gris was planted in 1990. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Soils here are shallow with high natural acidity and high amounts of shale. The vines are planted on 3309 rootstocks.


VARIETY

100% Pinot Gris.

VINEYARD

50% Keuka Estate, 35% Seneca Estate, 15% Volz Vineyard

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. Direct Press.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

89 Points Wine Advocate

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