///Big Fire Pinot Gris
Big Fire Pinot Gris 2018-07-18T14:11:00+00:00

BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS

COLORS
pale straw with a very slight tinge of pink on the edge. you can imagine some of the berries being slightly pink (that’s where the term “gris” comes from due to the slightly pink-skinned berries)
AROMAS
lots of mango, with white peach and lemon
FLAVORS
honey and lemon come to mind immediately with very ripe mango in the middle and an ending of d’anjou pear. maybe a hint of cinnamon and other exotic spice
STRUCTURE
nice beginning with a rich middle palate. edgy in an intriguing way. finishes with a feeling of richness and yet nice, clean acid leaves you wanting more

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Spicy Shrimp Curry
  • Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Chipotle and Mango Salsa
  • Quiche Lorraine
PASTA WITH PARSLEY PESTO
All of the vineyards were harvested between September 17th and October 5th. We pressed these grapes as quickly as possible when they came into the winery whether it was day or 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 5.2 grams/liter or roughly .5% residual sugar.
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 13.1%, TA: 5.2 g/L
pH: 3.55, RS: 6.5%

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:

7500

2015 BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS

$18/bottle

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2015 BIG FIRE PINOT GRIS VINEYARD INFORMATION

 

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley
COMPOSITION
96% Pinot gris, 4% Pinot blanc
VINEYARDS
29% Vineyard Brothers, 21% Cochran, 20% Tukwilla, 14% Covey Ridge, 2% Wade & 13% Courting Hill
ELEVATION
Varies
SOIL
Varies
CLIMATE
Varies

 
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