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ELK COVE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS

Price: $17.94
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Vintage 2018


The Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris starts out with sweet aromatic fruits of the tropics; pineapple, guava and a touch of honeysuckle, hinting of springtime freshness, while also giving crispness on the palate with citrus and grapefruit. Yet true to the Elk Cove Vineyards style, there is a rich mouthfeel to give a full and satisfying balanced finish. Drink this lovely white wine as an aperitif or with a variety of food pairings from salmon and main-course salads to Asian and Thai influenced dishes. The Willamette Valley has a suitable climate for this delicate grape variety enough sunlight and warmth for ripening and cooler night temperatures to retain varietal character. To preserve the freshness, it is whole-cluster pressed, and then fermented at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, which accentuates aromatics and enhances the richness and viscosity. The fruit is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards in the northern Willamette Valley. Our estate Pinot Gris is planted in a high-density format, which undergoes shoot and crop thinning for low yields.

Bottle Size: .750

The Vineyard and Estate was Established in 1973 by Pat and Joe Campbell, on a secluded property in the North Willamette Valley. The first planted vineyard was on a gentle south-facing slope, which drained into a steep canyon. The sunny hillsides were planted to early ripening varieties such as: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Additional vineyards of Pinot Gris, Viognier, and French clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been planted in later years. The first year of commercial production was released in 1978.
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