Pinot Gris "Temperence Hill Vineyard"
Temperance Hill is a certified organic and dry-farmed site in Eola-Amity Hills, consisting of varying slopes and exposures. The vineyard looks straight out over the Van Duzer corridor, the large break in the Oregon coast line, receiving the full effects of the famed afternoon winds that pull in cooler air from the Pacific ocean, allowing great ripening capabilities. For this reason, the Pinot Gris is split into two picks - with the added airflow allowing for additional hang time, making a richer, fuller style of Gris. The earlier picks provides more acidity and balance in the final wine.
The fruit is direct pressed, fermented and aged in Burgundy barrels. Aged on lees for 10 months with no stirring, and filtered at bottling. Yes, sugar! 22ppm total added sulfur.