Our 2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris
The Pike Road 2015 Pinot Gris is a fruit-forward and vibrant take on this classic Willamette Valley wine.
How we make our Pinot Gris
All the fruit for Pike Road Pinot Gris is hand-picked and gently pressed. The juice is then cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks to preserve its delicate aromatics, and finished with a screw-cap so that it tastes as fresh as the day it was bottled.
Pike Road Pinot Gris is made from 100% Willamette Valley fruit. Primarily grown on our estate vineyards, the wine also includes smaller lots of fruit grown by our longtime, trusted partners here in the Willamette Valley. We believe this “multi-vineyard” approach results in a more complex, flavorful wine.
The 2015 Vintage
2015 was another warm year for Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The growing season began early with fine weather during bloom leading to a larger than average fruit set. In spite of generous thinning, sunny summertime weather meant a plentiful crop that was ready early. To avoid overripe fruit, harvest was compressed into a busy three-week period. Thankfully, cool nighttime temperature ensured we did not lose the classic freshness that is a hallmark of great Willamette Valley wine.