This wine has aromas of citrus blossom, apple, and honeycomb. The balance of acidity and the creamy finish make for a great food pairing wine.
BLEND: 100% Pinot Gris
Gamache Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA
ABV: 14% abv
WINEMAKER NOTES: 2014 broke records for highest temps in eastern Washington, and this record heat brought our grapes to their maximum ripeness while allowing us to harvest two to three weeks earlier than we do most years. Even with the heat, eastern Washington’s usual dramatic swings between daytime highs and nighttime lows allowed our grapes to preserve ideal acidity. We chose to ferment this wine in tank then transfer it to neutral barrels to age sir lie for 5 months. We stirred the lees twice a month to create a creamy texture without undergoing malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s natural acidity.
Silver – 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
- Cream-based dishes
- Applewood smoked bacon
- Honey-glazed ham