Foris Pinot Gris

2012 Pinot Gris.jpg
2012 Pinot Gris.jpg

Foris Pinot Gris


Harvested 9/5/2014-9/12/2014
Average brix at harvest 23.1
Analysis at bottling 3.24 pH
TA  8.55
/L g
Alcohol 13.9% 

Vintage 2014 arrived early and above average temperatures and very dry conditions pushed the ripening curve well ahead of more normal years. As with 2013, with a warm and fast start to harvest, night harvesting played a key role bringing cool, freshly harvested, vibrant grapes to the crush pad.

Especially with Pinot Gris, given it’s grayish/purple skin, even with whole cluster pressing, the warmer the grapes, the more color and bitterness is extracted from the skins during pressing. Obviously something we avoid in pursuit of a delicate wine with ample texture, body and a crisp nish. With all of the hallmarks of classic Oregon Pinot Gris, aromas of Asian pear, a hint of coconut and a whi of apple Danish pastry, the texture is full and rm with a tangy, mouthwatering nish. e broad entry and a bit of peach skin tartness and raw almond avors keep this wine taut and lively. 

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