Grand Estates

2013 Pinot Gris

Columbia Valley

Wine & Spirits

89 points

Best Buy

Apr 01, 2015

 

Wine Enthusiast

88 points

Best Buy

May 01, 2015

 

This light and lively Pinot Gris opens with aromas of peach, melon and grapefruit on the nose. Following are vivid fruit medley flavors joined by subtle nutty and spicy nuances, all balanced by crisp acidity.

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Blend: 90% Pinot Gris, 9% Pinot Blanc and 1% Riesling
Total Acidity 0.52 g/100 mL
pH: 3.2
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Fermentaion: 14-20 days with VIN 13 and ICV-D47 yeasts

Temperate weather patterns from winter through spring left most vineyards in good condition for the growing season.

The summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.

Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events mid-September. The timing and changes in temperatures aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.

About Grand Estates Wines

The Embodiment of Extraordinary Winemaking

Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.

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