Ransom Wines & Spirits 2017 Pinot Gris, Cattrall Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 12254
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Cattrall Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 2.3 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.3
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Yamhill, basaltic
Elevation: 750 feet
Case Production: 119
Vintage Notes: A snowy winter gave way to a relatively cool and wet spring, and bud break in Oregon started in mid-April, resulting in the utterance of the word “normal” by winemakers around the Willamette Valley for the first time in years. A cool month of June pushed the bloom window to right around the summer solstice, coinciding with a warming event that produced complete flowering and an excellent fruit set. In July, August, and early September, the weather was hot and dry, but a mid-September cooling trend slowed ripening at the final moments, allowing for additional hang time and flavor development while keeping the wines in perfect balance until harvest began in early October.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit was 100% whole cluster pressed, settled and racked to a stainless steel tank where the juice was fermented in small lots using Vin13 strain yeast for sixteen days at low temperatures. Fermentation was halted using a chiller, and the wine was then aged thirty days sur lie before being racked, lightly bentonite fined, filtered, and bottled.
Vineyard Notes: Cattrall Vineyard was planted in 1979. The land has been owned and farmed by the same family for five generations. It has been farmed organically since inception, and is now certified organic. The Pinot Gris is own-rooted in Yamhill soil, which is well drained, medium depth ancient basaltic soil.
Tasting Notes: This terroir-driven single vineyard Pinot Gris from old own-rooted vines in the Eola Hills opens with vivid aromas of apple blossoms and lemon zest. The palate offers vibrant acidity and flavors of heirloom pear and lemon balm wrapped around an elegant vein of minerality. The wine finishes with length and subtle notes of brioche.