Annie Amie Pinot Gris 2021
Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complimenting the Pinot family, we also produce small selections of Riesling from our Willamette Valley estate vineyard on the hillside directly in front of the winery. As with all great wines, ours start in the vineyards and we are fortunate to have some of Oregon's best sites, both those farmed by us and those we contract with to purchase. Our vineyards (as do the ones we purchase from) receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are severely reduced to yield fruit with great depth and complexity.
Grapes were hand-picked and brought directly to the winery in 1/2 ton totes in perfect condition. They were whole cluster pressed and placed into temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters, where they were slowly cold-fermented at 45°F for maximum varietal character. 15% of the Pinot gris was fermented in neutral barrels at 55°F to enhance mouthfeel and aged on the lees for four months before bottling.
Aromatic, floral, and pairs well with Cheddar and Gruyère Cheeses.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION – 100% Pinot gris
VINEYARDS – Anne Amie Estate - Twelve Oaks Estate
SOIL TYPES – Laurelwood, Willakenzie