Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2014
Country: United States
Grape Variety: Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris originated in Burgundy, like the other members of the Pinot family, and has had a long history all over Europe. In recent times, versions from Alsace and northern Italy have been the best known. Oregon winegrowers introduced Pinot Gris to New World viticulture and in 44 years the variety has become the principal white wine of Oregon. Adelsheim Vineyard was one of the very first producers of this variety outside of Europe. With this wine, our 30th vintage, our experience shows we've long been acknowledged as producing a reference standard for the "Oregon style".
Crisp, bright flavors have always been the hallmark of Adelsheim Pinot gris. You'll find aromas of white peach, minerality, and pear blossom. It pulls off the difficult feat of providing a gentle creaminess that lends a rich, mouth filling texture and long finish, yet is still impressing as a wine that’s crisp and clean.
Try it with mildly spicy foods such as ceviche, not so mildly spicy Thai cuisine, rich fish entrees, and even classic oven-roasted fowl.