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Van Duzer Vineyards Pinot Gris 08


Winery:
Van Duzer


$17.95 Regular

$16.16
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Review:

This wine offers an initial impression of restrained pineapple, peach, apricot and star fruit on top of a clean flinty note. These flavors give way in the tasting to assertive flavors of the same stone fruit and citrus families. Behind, the minerality starts to show and the finish slowly tapers off into yellow grapefruit and apricot. Brought to brilliant clarity in stainless steel, our estate-grown Pinot Gris retains the dry, clean, crisp freshness for which it has become known. Itís easy to imagine this dry Pinot Gris with sushi, salads and Asian cuisine. - the winery

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar June 01, 2008:

"Light yellow. Fresh peach and melon aromas are underscored by white flowers and chalky minerality. Juicy, finely etched orchard fruit and melon flavors offer refreshing energy and finish with good lift and cut."

WINEMAKING

We like to capture the fresh fruit character inherent in the Pinot Gris grapes, relying solely on processing in stainless steel and releasing soon after bottling. The grapes are harvest by hand, then whole-cluster pressed, the gentlest method of extracting juice for fermentation. The juice is cold-settled for 24 hours prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Bottling takes place after only three months, in early January of the following year.