The Winery at Bull Run's 2017 Pinot Gris is an elegant wine with a rose gold appearance. It is pleasantly aromatic, drawing you in with notes of baked apples and wet stone. Its well-balanced acidity and minerality dance on the palate along with flavors of canary melon and pepper blossom, and it possesses a delightfully long, honey finish. With its bold flavors and smooth mouthfeel, this is not your typical Pinot Gris.
Pinot Gris grapes were sourced from Toll Gate Farms in Rappahannock County.
Pinot Gris grapes are perfectly suited for Virginia's slightly cooler climate, maintaining acidity and citrus notes. The grapes were destemmed and left to soak on the skins for four hours to impart a fuller mouthfeel. Immediately pressed after the skin contact, pumped into tanks for cool fermentation at 55 degrees.Pinot Gris grapes are perfectly suited for Virginia's slightly cooler climate, maintaining acidity and citrus notes.
Food Pairing Notes
The Winery at Bull Run’s 2017 Pinot Gris is perfect with softer cheeses like Camembert or brie baked in puff pastry and topped with compote, apples, pears, or a lighter fish like tilapia, sole, pompano.