About This Wine
“A to Z can lay claim to making Oregon’s best budget Pinot Gris.”
That’s the assessment of Wine Enthusiast magazine. Our tasting panel takes that notion a step further, ranking it among the state’s finest Pinot Gris bottlings — budget or otherwise. That’s a testament to the quality focus shared by A to Z Wineworks founders Bill and Debra Hatcher, Sam Tannahill and Cheryl Francis.
What makes A to Z’s Pinot Gris so exceptional? In a word: blending. For the 2011 vintage, Pinot Gris grapes were sourced from 23 different vineyards throughout Oregon. The idea was to be able to craft a wine with a “full orchestra” of flavors, its complexity enhanced by fermenting each component separately.
As a result, this is among the most complex bottlings of Pinot Gris you’re likely ever to taste, with the aroma and flavor spectrum encompassing an array of floral, fruit and earth impressions — all expertly balanced.
About Pinot Gris
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Gris
- Grape Source:23 Vineyards in Various Growing Areas of Oregon
- Aromas & Flavors:Lime, Kiwi, Rose, Orange Blossom, Tangerine, Talc, Melon, Peach, Pear & Quince
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with a white sauce, or grilled fish.
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