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2018 Organic Pinot Gris

2018 Organic Pinot Gris
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Organic, Vegan & Gluten-Free

“It's been a few years since we've tasted the straight-up pinot gris from Sperling. In the last few years, it's been diverted into the striking, skin-contact Amber Pinot Gris (thankfully still released this year). This organic and biodynamic certified gris comes from higher altitude estate blocks, was fermented and aged briefly in stainless with no MLF. Crisp green apple, Asian pear, lemon pith, and soapy pear blossom on the tight, snappy palate, finishing clinically clean and straight. For those who like their gris squeaky clean and fresh. Drink this summer.” 88pts

Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

Pinot Gris – this variety makes up 30% of our planting totalling 12.7 acres in blocks planted in three soil and climate zones. Currently for estate production (as some grapes are sold), we select from the highest altitude block. Grapes are harvested cool by hand then destemmed and skin soaked for 2-4 hours, then pressed. Slightly settled juice is fermented in stainless steel with non-aromatic yeast to dryness. No malolactic fermentation. Minerality is the hallmark, with mid-palate weight increasing with time in the bottle. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Vineyard Designation
100% Estate Grown
Harvest Date
September 20, 2018
Acid
6.6
pH
3.3
Aging
5-7 years
Residual Sugar
1.2
Alcohol %
12.6
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The dominant soil feature is deep, mineralogical clay with properties of ultra-fine limestone particles high in calcium (rated 2/3 & 3/3 by Herody), high in minerals and low to moderate in nitrogen. This highly sought-after soil-type is ideal for terroir driven Pinot Gris, Riesling & Pinot Noir, providing balanced mineral nutrition but requiring enriched levels of organic matter for optimal vine growth and grape berry nutrition for winemaking. These soils are also delicate so poor farming practices create hardpans. Other famous regions with comparable cool climate and this soil type, such as Burgundy have proven that vines, grown organically express the terroir most typically. Deep rooted vines can find their own water and nutrients for much of the season minimizing irrigation demands.
Production Notes
Pinot Gris – this variety makes up 30% of our planting totalling 12.7 acres in blocks planted in three soil and climate zones. Currently for estate production (as some grapes are sold), we select from the highest altitude block. Grapes are harvested cool by hand then destemmed and skin soaked for 2-4 hours, then pressed. Slightly settled juice is fermented in stainless steel with non-aromatic yeast to dryness. No malolactic fermentation. Minerality is the hallmark, with mid-palate weight increasing with time in the bottle.
Other Notes
Organic, Vegan & Gluten-Free
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