2016 King Estate Domaine Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

$30.00

Winery Exclusive Wine

*This wine is only available at King Estate Winery

96 Points – “Best of Show White Wine” – The Sommelier Challenge 2017
93 Points – Wine & Spirits
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Domaine Pinot Gris is the preeminent selection from King Estate Winery, made exclusively from certified organic and Biodynamic® grapes from our Estate Vineyard in the Southern Willamette Valley. The Estate is certified by Demeter USA as the largest Biodynamic vineyard in the United States and has been certified organic by Oregon Tilth since 2002.

SKU: 16-71-2-BT Category:

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TASTING NOTES
2016 Domaine Pinot Gris has a star bright straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, violets, pear and mandarin orange are framed by delicate damp stone and pineapple. The palate is pronounced with pineapple, fresh lemon juice and pleasant orange blossom honey. There is an elegant balance of perfect acidity and just ripe fruit. This wine will age beautifully through the next decade.

WINEMAKING PROCESS
The 2016 vintage was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, which were temperature controlled to maximize fruit character. This wine benefited from sur lie aging for 5 months prior to bottling.

VINTAGE NOTES
The 2016 Oregon Vintage turned out to be another in a string of remarkable years that has blessed the state with ideal growing conditions. The vintage started out early in Western Oregon with average bud break occurring in mid to late March. Unusually warm temperatures in April and May accelerated an “early season effect”, which caused vineyards to go into bloom by the 3rd week of June. The weather cooled substantially through August. The 2016 harvest began in early September and continued unabated until the end of the month, just in time to avoid the onset of rain in October.

VARIETAL – 100% Certified Biodynamic Pinot Gris Grapes

AVA – Willamette Valley

Alc. – 13.5%

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 6 x 15 in
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