2016 Blanca Pinot Gris
Enjoy this light skin contact (5 hours vs 5 days) white-ish wine from the biodynamic Filigreen Farm
In 2016 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 5 hours before pressing to neutral French Oak barrels where it remained until blending in June 2017. We had so much fun comparative tasting these barrels with the Ramato barrels that we decided to share the experience with you.
A potpourri of tropical tart notes laced with green tea leap from the glass and announce this wine is ready for action! Flavors that make us nostalgic for summer and conjure images of pink lemonade popsicles dance across the palate. We can’t get over the playful acidity that hides behind tropical fruit and is balanced out with a touch of savory green tea and aloe.
- Appellation: Anderson Valley
- Vineyard: Filigreen Farm (biodynamic)
- Varietal: Pinot Gris
- Clone: Clone 4 & 152 on 5BB
- Age: Planted 2001
- Elevation: 400 feet
- Soil: Alluvial with gravel & clay loam
- Yield: 2.5 - 3 tons/acre
- Harvested: August 29, 2016
- Pressed: August 29, 2016
- Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
- Maceration: 5 hours
- Barrel aging: 8 months in neutral FO barrels
- Bottled: Unfiltered on July 27, 2017
- Production: 48 cases
- Release date: Fall 2017
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