pinot-gris-2009The growing season was favorable while an early freeze mid-October delayed harvest, resulting in grapes having higher acid levels and lowewr sugars.

A cool, fifteen-day fermentation led to aromas of lemon grass, grapefruit and roses. On the palate there’s a hint of pears, lemons and green apples along with nice acidity and balance leaving a crisp, tart finish.

Date of Harvest: 10.11.2009
Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills
Harvest Brix: 22.4
pH: 3.56
Alcohol: 12.5%
Varietal: 76% Pinot Gris, 10 % Muscat Ottonel, 5% Muscat Canelli, 5% Riesling, 4% Viognier
Case production: 814