2015 Klickitat (Margerum) "Margerum Ranch Vineyard" Washington Pinot Gris

SKU #1372118

From the producer: "The Klickitat Pinot Gris vines are located on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in Klickitat County, Washington, pushing the boundaries of extreme cool climate viticulture. The vineyard property is composed of 100% red basalt soil composition resulting in low yielding vines that produce intense flavors and layers of complexity. The Klickitat River runs through the property, reflecting sunlight and moderating the temperature - cooling warm days and warming cold nights. The climate at our vineyard is marginal at best. Margerum Ranch Vineyard is on the edge of where vinifera can be successfully grown. Pinot Gris, the earliest ripening varietal in the vinifera group is the only grape will actually grow and mature."


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Varietal:

Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gew├╝rztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
Sub-Region:

Washington

- Washington has become one of the most important wine producing states in the United States, and development continues to grow rapidly. In 1969, when California was exploding as a wine producer, Washington had only two wineries, but by 2000 that number had passed 100. Most of Washington's grape crop goes to uses other than wine. Merlot and Chardonnay have been the most successful in Washington. It's interesting to note that Washington's prime wine regions are located at 46┬░ north, along the same latitude as the legendary French wine districts of Bordeaux and Burgundy. During the summer, Washington averages more than two hours more sunlight each day compared to California.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.6