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2020 Reserve Pinot Gris

2020 Reserve Pinot Gris
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Vineyard Designation
Sweet Cheeks Winery
Harvest Date
October 8, 2020
Acid
5.5% gL
pH
3.26
Aging
50% stainless steel tank ferments and 50% French Oak barrels
Bottling Date
April 13, 2021
Residual Sugar
2 g/L or 0.02%
Alcohol %
13
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SKU: 041

If there was a more perfect wine to treat yourself to, this is it. The winemaking process makes this Pinot Gris unique in that it has mellowed through 50% fermentation in
stainless steel tanks. This creates a soft palate texture and melds the flavors and aromas effortlessly. Hints of orange zest and peach on the nose and flavors of vanilla bean and a grapefruit finish will delight your senses and make your evening a bit lighter.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Vineyard Designation
Sweet Cheeks Winery
Harvest Date
October 8, 2020
Acid
5.5% gL
pH
3.26
Aging
50% stainless steel tank ferments and 50% French Oak barrels
Bottling Date
April 13, 2021
Residual Sugar
2 g/L or 0.02%
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Production Notes
335 Cases. The fruits were de-stemmed and allowed to sit in the press overnight for skin contact, before pressing off the next morning.The juice were equally divided during fermentation, 50% stainless steel tank ferments and 50% French Oak barrels ferments (primary and malolactic fermentation).The two parcels were blended together in preparation for bottling.
Winemaker Notes
A mild and dry winter in 2019-20 was followed by an overall dry growing season, with the exception of early season swings between heat and cool/wet conditions leading up to and during flowering - resulting in smaller berries and clusters. Extreme wind on Labor Day was followed by catastrophic fires and smoke for days. While fires were widespread, smoke was highly variable and site-specific. Reports indicated the quality of harvested fruit was outstanding - smaller clusters gave way to great color, and concentrated flavors had desired sugar levels with excellent acidity.