Pinot Gris, Montinore Estate
Seven different blocks from the estate contribute to this wine, where the average vine age is 26 years. The wine was fermented in stainless steel, with a mixture of yeasts including indigenous. Variations in pressing cycles, yeasts, vessel size, temperature and lees ageing allow for complexity and personality to shine through in the wine.
Montinore Estate was established in 1982 and is the largest producer of certified estate wines made from Biodynamic grapes in the country. Their estate vineyard is planted on an east-facing slope along the Coastal Range foothills and encompasses 200 acres in the Willamette Valley, three-quarters of which is planted to Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and Gewürztraminer make up the majority of the remaining acreage. Stephen Webber acts as Head Winemaker under the wise stewardship of Proprietor, Rudy Marchesi.
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