2016 Pinot Gris Drueskall
The Drueskall (“grape skin” in Norwegian) is a skin-fermented white wine made from the Pinot Gris grape. Our goal is to craft a wine that has the structure of a red wine combined with a full range of tertiary white wine aromas, which allows for a very versatile pairing on any table. We continue to refine the vinification of this wine, incorporating both whole berry fermentation and carbonic maceration, with the duration of skin contact ranging from 21 to 45 days. After finishing primary fermentation, the wine is pressed then aged for ~18 months in barrique, to coalesce fruit, tannin, and acidity before bottling this complex and exotic expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Gris.