Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Wine type: White
Varietals: Pinot Gris (Grigio)
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: The Eyrie original vines vineyard, Sisters, Rolling Green, Daphne, and Tukwilla Vineyards
Orientation: South and South-Southeast
Soil: Jory and Woodburn
Viticulture: Vines are non-irrigated, own-rooted, Guyot-trained, on 10’ x 6’ spacing. We use no herbicides, systemic chemicals or insecticides. Vineyards floors are maintained with a native cover and no tillage. Hand havested.
Vinification: Eyrie Pinot Gris differs from many of its brethren because we treat it with the same respect as we do our Pinot noir. Restrained yields give intensity. The grapes are destemmed and undergo a long (4 hour) cycle in a basket press to dejuice. The wine is allowed to follow natural fermentation curves in small stainless tanks
Aging: Neutral oak and some stainless steel tank
Production: 3,921 cases
Notes: The 2014 Pinot Grs has complex aromas of fruit and stone fruit mixed with honey. Rich, crisp and lively in the mouth with a clean, lingering finish. The wine stands out for its balanced acid, long finish and the pure aromatics.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 92 (WE)