2015 Blanca Pinot Gris

2015 Blanca Pinot Gris

Filigreen Farm (biodynamic)

Anderson Valley

In 2015 we made our Pinot Gris three ways: Ramato, Blanca and sparkling (Pet Nat). Here we have the Blanca. The grapes from this bio-dynamic vineyard were foot stomped upon arrival at the winery and left to soak for 6 hours before pressing to neutral French Oak barrels where it remained until blending in April 2016. We had so much fun comparative tasting these barrels with the Ramato barrels that we decided to share the experience with you.

Your nose is greeted with a high grassy tone, followed by green mango, peaches and bergamot laced with tea. The integrative flavors of aloe, cantaloupe, a hard under ripe pear, seamlessly meet root vegetables and arugula to create a scenic story for your taste buds to follow.

  • Appellation: Anderson Valley
  • Vineyard: Filigreen Farm
  • Varietal: Pinot Gris
  • Clone: 4 & 152 on 5BB
  • Age: 14 years
  • Elevation: 400 feet
  • Soil: Alluvial with gravel & clay loam
  • Yield: 2.5-3 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 3, 2015
  • Pressed: September 3, 2015
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
  • Maceration: 6 hours
  • Barrel aging: 7 months neutral French Oak barrels Bottled: Unfiltered on May 5, 2016
  • Production: 48 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2016

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