2013 Pinot Gris
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills AVA
The 2013 Vintage: A late spring then a long growing season allowed good fruit development. A late hot spell shut vines down in early September, but temperatures soon returned to normal. There were no weather issues until late October when coming hard frosts necessitated picking the remaining fruit.
The Wine: Hyatt Vineyards Winery Pinot Gris is made from 100% Estate grown grapes. The Pinot Gris grapes were picked, crushed, and pressed 10/03/13. After settling and racking the juice was inoculated and a 10 day fermentation at 58° F followed. The fermentation was allowed to finish dry. After heat and cold stabilization the wine was blended with 5% Hyatt Viognier.
Food Matches: The mild acidity and fruitiness of this Pinot Gris perfectly complements roast pork, creamy pastas, poultry, sea food, and other less intense foods.
Date of Harvest: 10/03/2013
Brix at Harvest: 23.4° Brix
T.A.: 86 g/100mL
Alcohol: 13.9 %
Residual Sugar: Dry
Varietal Mix: 95% Pinot Gris, 5% Viognier
Oak: The wine was not oaked.
Cases Produced: 732 cases
Winemaker Notes: 2014 Hyatt Pinot Gris
Suggested Retail: $ 15.00