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Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2020

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2020 Pinot Gris is a lovely example of the great balance that can be achieved this variety in the Northern Willamette Valley. Transport yourself to a sunny island with the intensely fruit-forward aromas of pomelo, honeydew melon and peaches with cream wafting forth. The mid-palate is slightly soft and plush, with flavors of lemon tart, green apple and citrus pith. Bright, cleansing acidity offers a quenching finish.

Chill it down for a palate cleansing aperitif or pair it with just about any meal.

Critical Acclaim

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WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Fruit for this wine comes from five different blocks at the winery's estate vineyard. Certified organic and made with biodynamic grapes, the aromas are redolent with fruit, with notes of apple, pear, star fruit and whiffs of pineapple. The palate is medium weight and bursting with fruit flavors. Lively acid keeps it all in focus. It's flat-out delicious.
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JS 91
James Suckling
An attractive nose of lemon, chamomile and thyme. Medium-bodied with zippy acidity. Green apple and white tea on the palate. Very bright.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits

A gris with bones, this wine’s scent of lemon and lime has a vinous background, as if a bit of bark tea got steeped in it.it’s savory and fruit-driven at once, with a roundness to the texture hemmed in by a pleasing phenolic bite.

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Established in 1982, Montinore Estate is one of the largest producers of certified estate wines made from Biodynamic grapes in the country. With their 200-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic and Stellar Certified Organic vineyard located in north Willamette Valley in Oregon, we focus on producing superior Pinot Noirs, cool climate whites, and fascinating Italian varietals.

Partner and Chief Viticulturist, Rudy Marchesi, works side-by-side with Head Winemaker Stephen Webber to ensure their farming and winemaking practices allow us to sustainably craft wines that reflect their place while showcasing the best characteristics of each variety. We strive to create wines that honor the land and traditions–from root to bottle, from their land to your table.

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One of Pinot Noir's most successful New World outposts, the Willamette Valley is the largest and most important AVA in Oregon. With a continental climate moderated by the influence of the Pacific Ocean, it is perfect for cool-climate viticulture and the production of elegant wines.

Mountain ranges bordering three sides of the valley, particularly the Chehalem Mountains, provide the option for higher-elevation vineyard sites.

The valley's three prominent soil types (volcanic, sedimentary and silty, loess) make it unique and create significant differences in wine styles among its vineyards and sub-AVAs. The iron-rich, basalt-based, Jory volcanic soils found commonly in the Dundee Hills are rich in clay and hold water well; the chalky, sedimentary soils of Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton and McMinnville encourage complex root systems as vines struggle to search for water and minerals. In the most southern stretch of the Willamette, the Eola-Amity Hills sub-AVA soils are mixed, shallow and well-drained. The Hills' close proximity to the Van Duzer Corridor (which became its own appellation as of 2019) also creates grapes with great concentration and firm acidity, leading to wines that perfectly express both power and grace.

Though Pinot noir enjoys the limelight here, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay also thrive in the Willamette. Increasing curiosity has risen recently in the potential of others like Grüner Veltliner, Chenin Blanc and Gamay.

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Showing a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness, this “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir. The grape boasts two versions of its name, as well as two generally distinct styles. In Italy, Pinot Grigio achieves most success in the mountainous regions of Trentino and Alto Adige as well as in the neighboring Friuli—all in Italy’s northeast. France's Alsace and Oregon's Willamette Valley produce some of the world's most well-regarded Pinot Gris wine. California produces both styles with success.

Where Does Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Come From?

Pinot Gris is originally from France, and it is technically not a variety but a clone of Pinot Noir. In Italy it’s called Pinot Grigio (Italian for gray), and it is widely planted in northern and NE Italy. Pinot Gris is also grown around the globe, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand. No matter where it’s made or what it’s called, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio produces many exciting styles.

Tasting Notes for Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a dry, white wine naturally low in acidity. Pinot Grigio wines showcase signature flavors and aromas of stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, pear and almond. Alsatian styles are refreshing, expressive, aromatic (think rose and honey), smooth, full-bodied and richly textured and sometimes relatively higher in alcohol compared to their Italian counterpart. As Pinot Grigio in Italy, the style is often light and charming. The focus here is usually to produce a crisp, refreshing, lighter style of wine. While there are regional differences of Pinot Grigio, the typical profile includes lemon, lime and subtle minerality.

Pinot Grigio Food Pairings

The viscosity of a typical Alsatian Pinot Gris allows it to fit in harmoniously with the region's rich foods like pork, charcuterie and foie gras. Pinot Grigio, on the other hand, with its citrusy freshness, works well as an aperitif wine or with seafood and subtle chicken dishes.

Sommelier Secrets

Given the pinkish color of its berries and aromatic potential if cared for to fully ripen, the Pinot Grigio variety is actually one that is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made in the red wine method, i.e. with fermentation on its skins. This process leads to a wine with more ephemeral aromas, complexity on the palate and a pleasant, light orange hue.

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