2017 Pinot Gris
March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
Off dry in style with floral, tropical aromas and flavours of melon, pear and peach. This wine is balanced in acidity with a hint of minerality and a nice long finish. Serve slightly chilled.
The grapes for this single vineyard Pinot Gris were grown on our estate vineyard, River Rock vineyards, planted in a location that allows the vine to thrive and mature fruit of a consistent quality and character. The vines were in their 14th leaf when the fruit was harvested. All of our vineyards are on south facing slopes were soils are composed of rock, sand and gravel laid down during the last glacial recession.
The Pinot Gris was hand picked in September at the peak ripeness, destemmed, and pressed after a short period of skin contact time. The juice is then allowed to settle and racked to another stainless steel tank where it is inoculated with yeast starting the temperature controlled fermentation. Two yeast strains were chosen for flavour and mouth feel characteristics. Following fermentation the wine spent several months on the finer lees before finning, blending, filtering and bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
This Pinot Gris pairs well with oysters on the half shell, prawns or scallops but because of its texture and mouth feel will hold up to grilled chicken or pork tenderloin.
Gabrielle & Earl Simpson
(May 23, 2018 at 8:46 AM)
My very favourite gris - paired it with chicken and it was delicious
(Jul 15, 2018 at 10:55 AM)
Excellent quality Pinot Gris on it's own or paired with food. Great job River Stone.
(Nov 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM)
Lots of character and depth something most Pinot Gris
(Nov 23, 2018 at 8:47 AM)
Nice and refreshing...
(Nov 25, 2018 at 3:47 PM)
A beautiful pinot gris. Absolutely love this wine!
(Dec 2, 2018 at 11:28 AM)
Who knew!? ...and I thought you just made outstanding reds - especially the cab francs. Your pinot gris - the best!