Munson Mountain Pinot Gris 2018
Member Price $17.31
Munson Pinot Gris
October 6th, 2018
A light golden complexion gleams in the glass. This single vineyard Pinot Gris has delicate aromas of honeysuckle and clover. Lovely light acidity and ripe Okanagan peaches play on the palate, giving way to an elegant bright finish. Always a food-friendly wine for summer salads and light fish dishes.
The 2018 growing season was similar to 2017. Spring started off slowly and was wetter than average. 2018 found the vineyards two weeks behind our normal bud burst. Once the warmer weather arrived mid-spring, it caused the above average snow levels in the mountains to melt rapidly resulting in another year of flooding. The flooding did not wash any topsoil away and, after a challenging start, the end of spring weather conditions were perfect for an ideal fruit set. Once summer arrived, it was hot and dry which tested our vineyard crews to pay close attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. The vineyards soaked up the summer sunshine; meticulous farming and careful yield management allowed the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. September was wet. After each rainfall, the tractors were driven down the vineyard rows to blow the water off the vines and fruit ensuring there was no opportunity for mold to develop. A beautiful autumn saw the perfect weather to allow the fruit to catch up after a wet September.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris grapes were hand harvested on October 6th, 2018 from our Munson Mountain home vineyard at 24° Brix. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, cold-soaked overnight, and then pressed the following day. After two days of settling, the clean must was then racked and inoculated. We allowed the Pinot Gris to complete fermentation to natural dryness. Our Munson Mountain Pinot Gris is a tasty and wonderfully food-friendly wine.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink this year for best enjoyment!