2016 Rock Pile Pinot Gris

Pale salmon in color, with aromas of baked pear, marzipan, candied pineapple and brioche. Very good texture and presence on the palate, good acid backbone, and a long finish. 

The distinct pile of stones in our Tufford Road Vineyard marks a mature block of Pinot Gris vines planted nearly thirty years ago. Each year the pile gets a little bigger, as the stones make their way to the surface through the well-drained sandy loam soil and are collected by hand. The low-yielding vines in this block are meticulously tended, resulting in a wine full of character with exceptional concentration and mouthfeel.

Selected from our oldest block of vines late in the season, destemmed and crushed followed by nearly a full day of skin contact prior to a slow, gentle pressing. Cold settled, fermented and aged on the lees for four months before being filtered and bottled. Just over 100 cases produced.


Technical Details
Cooperage: Fermented and aged in a combination of Stainless steel and neutral French Oak
Harvest Date: September 22nd, 2016
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 8.0 g/l
Appellation: Lincoln Lakeshore (100%) - Tufford Road Vineyard

Cellar Potential
Drinking best 2017-2019

Release Date
May 6th, 2017

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