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Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard ion Pinot Gris

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard Selection Pinot Gris Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: The 2000 vintage marked the third in a series of cool vintages, quite optimal for this Pinot variety. The vineyard for this wine is planted to two Alsace clones: clone 146 is more aromatic and more delicate in structure than clone 152, which features full-bodied textures and heightened flavor complexity. The winemaking techniques promote balance and elegance along with power and structure. Whole cluster pressing protects the delicate Pinot Gris flavors while also minimizing color extraction from the fully ripe, bronzed fruit. The juice ferments in neutral oak to maximize the richness of barrel fermentation character while minimizing any wood intrusion into the natural nuttiness inherent in Pinot Gris varietal character. Ageing sur lies with biweekly stirring develops the ultimate structure of the wine, providing Chalk Hill with a robust, balanced and elegant Pinot Gris worthy of both ageing and exotic food pairings. Features aromas of citrus, red apple and jasmine accented with white pepper and hazelnut, and the broad mid-palate and vibrant finish add notes of pear, quince and ginger, making for a highly complex and multi-layered wine.

Varietal Definition
Recent crossing of Riesling and Sylvaner grape with the Muller-Thurgau. Widely grown in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of Germany and used for blending purposes in the white wines of the region.
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.


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