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Big Fire Pinot Gris

Big Fire Pinot Gris Wine Details

Description: I kept thinking of HONEY and little yellow and black honey bees. The wine has a musky, sweet smell that makes you think of clover, fresh cut hay (not grass) piled in the barn loft. And maybe uniquely Oregon, the smell of Manzanita trees in bloom. Some of the fruit for the pinot gris comes from the Melrose Vineyard in Southern Oregon; a vineyard that’s surrounded by Manzanita trees. Also typical to the Melrose Vineyard is that yellow-orange flavor and the aroma of tropical fruits like papaya and mango. Take a big deep breath and inhale it -- it’s what I love about winemaking in Oregon. You can be carried aloft mentally to the places the fruit comes from.

Varietal Definition
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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