Brooks 2017 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills

Brooks 2017 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills

Item Number: 11599

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 3.1 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.6
pH: 3.28
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic basalt
Elevation: 730 feet
Case Production: 160

Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Filtration: Cross-flow

2017 Vintage: A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

Tasting Notes: The Brooks Estate Pinot Gris shows lively spring aromatics of seashell, lemon zest, honeydew melon, gardenia, and basil. The acidity dances on the palate with a strong mineral core reminiscent of water flowing over river rocks. The finish is lengthy and fresh. Drink this alone or paired with light salads and seafood.