2019 Pinot Gris
Wine Club Price: $18.81
March 13, 2020
Off dry in style with floral and tropical aromas and flavors 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 growing season was very similar to 2018 with bud break on April 25th. However, 2019 experienced a cooler and wetter September than usual. This did not impact the Pinot Gris as the grapers were ready for harvest when the weather changed. 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 17th leaf when the fruit was harvested. All of our vineyards are on south facing slopes where soils are composed of rock, sand, and gravel laid down during the last glacial recession.
The Pinot Gris was hand-picked September 17th, at peak ripeness, and 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. A single commercial yeast strain was chosen for flavor and mouthfeel 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.
(Apr 16, 2020 at 5:46 PM)
a lovely Pinot Gris. Smooth - i like smooth.
(May 1, 2020 at 7:57 PM)
A perfect summer wine
(May 6, 2020 at 9:44 AM)
Smooth and balanced. I'm ordering some more!
(May 7, 2020 at 2:56 PM)
Delicious, a great summer wine
(May 8, 2020 at 6:49 PM)
Sometimes you get a bottle of Pinot Gris and it is sickly sweet. Every year this is one if my go to bottles. While still sweet, it is not sickly and doesnt stay. It opens to a full body. This one might go down quicker than one wants and is nice on a hot day.
(May 14, 2020 at 7:37 PM)
One of my all time favourites. A nice dry and crisp tasting wine which is great to enjoy in the summer on the patio!
(Jun 1, 2020 at 5:36 PM)
All Riverstone wines are excellent. Will reorder, very nice wine.
(Jun 15, 2020 at 9:19 AM)
Lovely Pinot Gris - delicate and smooth - one of my favourites from Riverstone.