BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS


COLORS
pale straw and very clear
 
AROMAS
honey, peach, lemon zest, baked pear
 
FLAVORS
lemon curd, key lime pie, lots of honey. Sweet and bright at the same time
 
STRUCTURE
nice beginning with a rich mid-palate, finishes bright and clean

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Shrimp Bahn Mi
  • Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Chipotle and Mango Salsa
  • Spicy Seafood Curry
PASTA WITH PARSLEY PESTO
All the vineyards were harvested between the end of September and early October. We pressed these grapes as quickly as possible when they came into the winery whether it was day of night in order to keep the flavors fresh- the key to great Pinot Gris. We settled it for 48 hours in
a chilled stainless steel tank and then racked off the sediment to another stainless steel tank. We chose Epernay II as the yeast here because we can control it with temperature. We intentionally stopped fermentation to leave 5.9 grams/liter or roughly .5% residual sugar.
TECH SPECS:

Ale: 14.5%, TA: 4 .o, pH: 3.79, RS: .5%

COMPOSITION:
96% Pinot gris, 4% Pinot blanc
SOILS:
29% Vineyard Brothers, 21% Cochran, 20% Tukwilla, 14% Covey Ridge, 2% Wade & 13% Courting Hill
AVA:

Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

1879 

SUSTAINABLY FARMED

We make wines that reflect the character of the land where they’re grown, using only naturally cultivated yeast and sustainable farming practices.

NO SUGAR ADDED

Any sugar in our wines is completely natural and comes from the grapes themselves, not added. This is known as residual sugar, or what’s left after fermentation. Typically, it is merely trace amounts.

VEGAN

100% Plant-Based. No animal products are used in making our wines.

LOW IN SULFITES

Sulfur is a natural by-product of grape fermentation. To maintain freshness and prevent harmful bacteria from occurring, we add minimal sulfur (100 parts per million) to the wine. By comparison, this is significantly less sulfur found on any dried fruit like raisins or apricots.

WITHOUT ADDITIVES

We let the grapes speak for themselves.
We never add any color, flavoring, alcohol or preservatives other than sulfur, to our wines.

GLUTEN FREE

No products containing gluten are used in making our wines.

2017 BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS

$18/bottle

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2016 BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS

$18/bottle

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2016 BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS VINEYARD INFORMATION

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley
 
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot gris
 
VINEYARDS
Tukwilla, Wade, Courting Hill,
and Cochran
 
ELEVATION
Varies
 
SOIL
Varies
 
CLIMATE
Varies