2010  Rock  Pile  Pinot  Gris

2010 Rock Pile Pinot Gris

Light gold in color, with aromas of baked pear, melon, raspberries, warm spices and buttercream icing. Nice texture on the palate, good acid backbone, and a long finish.

Silver medal at 2011 Intervin International Wine Awards


Winemaking Notes

Hand picked and sorted, destemmed and crushed followed by six hours of skin contact prior to a slow pressing. Cold settled three days, and racked clean into both older French oak barrels and a stainless steel tank.  Cool fermentation lasting two weeks using selected yeast strains, with fermentation halted when desired sugar/acid balance was achieved. Aged on the lees in barrel for four months before being combined, cold stabilized, filtered, and bottled.

 

Technical Details
Cases Produced: 113
Cooperage: Fermented and aged in 80% older French oak and 20% stainless steel
Harvest Date: September 23, 2010
Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 11.0g/l (sugar code = 1)
Total Acidity: 7.5g/l
pH: 3.65

 

Cellar Potential
Drinking best 2011-2013

 

Release Date
April 16, 2011