Brooks 2018 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills

Brooks 2018 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills

Item Number: 13596

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Residual Sugar(g/L): 4.0 G/l
pH: 3.23
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic basalt
Elevation: 730 feet
Case Production: 150

Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Filtration: Cross-flow

2018 Vintage: A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but timing was back to past years by bloom. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017. By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed. The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor. A hallmark vintage!

Tasting Notes: The Brooks Estate Pinot Gris shows lively spring aromatics of gooseberry, cardamom, arugula, pineapple, vegetable ash and jasmine. On the palate, notes of white grapefruit, lemon yogurt, concrete, anise and white tulip. A strong minerality runs throughout, coupled with uber ripe aromatics, broad richness and uplifting acidity.