100% Pinot Gris from Eola-Amity Hills
Cristom Vineyards has produced an estate-grown Pinot Gris since 1996 after the first vines of the 5-acre (2.06 hectare) vineyard were planted in 1993. Planted at a very high density, vines sit on a gentle east-facing slope that extends to the bottom of the property. The sustainably farmed estate fruit is hand harvested and hand sorted.
Upon arrival to the winery, fruit is gently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press. Fermentation takes place on its lees using commercial yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine undergoes a full malolactic fermentation after primary fermentation and ages on its lees in tank for 6 months.