2017 Ramato Pinot Gris

2017 Ramato Pinot Gris

Grown at the Biodynamic Filigreen Farm in alluvial soils of gravel & clay loam. Skin ferment in concrete!

Anderson Valley

Breaking preconceived notions has long been a rewarding result with our wines. The Ramato (skin ferment) Pinot Gris from the Biodynamic Filligreen Farm is no exception. With up to five days on the skins this wine boasts a dimensionality and depth that may surprise and the attributes Tracey describes as “Funkytown” will delight those who enjoy a more adventurous palate.

Tasting Note:

Aromas of wild rose buds, nettle, dried grapefruit peel, and crushed cranberry with tantalizing flavors developing in the glass of clementine, grapefruit pith and steeped rose hips. This is a meditative wine that continues to unfold the longer you sit with it, revealing nuanced and layered flavors with texture.

  • 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 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 12, 2017
  • Crushed: September 12, 2017
  • Pressed: September 18, 2017
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
  • Maceration: up to 5 days in concrete
  • Fermentation: French Oak barrels
  • Barrel aging: 8 months in once used FO barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 2, 2018
  • Production: 381 cases
  • Release date: Fall 2018

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