Harvest Date

Sept. 26th, 2016

 

2016

Pinot Gris

Orange Wine

Willamette Valley

Wine Composition

100% Pinot Gris

pH

3.7

Residual Sugar

DRY

 

Alcohol

13.6%

 

Total Acidity

5.6

 

Cases Produced

130 total

 

Ageing Vessel

Stainless Steel

 

The Vineyard: The Pinot Gris block of the vineyard sits on the northern end with a 10 southern slope exposing the fruit to as much sun as possible. With elevations ranging between 200-400 feet the grapes sit slightly above the valley floor allowing air to flow through the vineyard preventing frost until deep into winter.

The Winemaking: The 2016 Pinot Gris was a winemaking first for Plum Hill. The winemakers decided to take one and a half tons of fruit and sent it through the destemmer. They let the skins and juice sit together for one day allowing the juice to pick up some amazing characteristics from the skins. Through fermentation the juice was pink, then finished as a beautiful amber.

The Wine: Unlike most American Pinot Gris this wine resembles an Alsace Pinot Gris. On the nose there will be hints of nectar, honeysuckle, and almonds with hints of soft citrus tones. The flavors of this wine show off a more fleshy, rounded white peach, with hints of oranges, honey and very slight acid. This wine is truly age worthy and stands out.

Technically

Yeast

VL2